Eleganza d’altri tempi

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hot at the end of an image-harvesting spree through the old city. Miles and miles wandering the old streets, visiting known and unknown places in search of something that strikes the attention. A detail or a panorama, it is always unknown what will trigger the eye or the mind.

After a whole day, tired and not very satisfied of the results, I sought a bit of comfort in the old Grand Café Gambrinus for a good cup of coffee and a Sfogliatella riccia (one of the few sweets I love).

The camera lied on the table, out of its case and ready to shoot, something that I would have normally never done. Maybe it had happened because the day’s disappointing results had thrown me off balance. I don’t know.

The waiter had just brought my order, but because the camera lied exactly on the place he would have put the cup and saucer, he esitated. While moving the camera aside, I must have inadvertently pushed the shutter button.

The resulting image summarizes the relief and comfort found in that elegant place suspended in another time.

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