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A great many thanks to all who commented / voted on my "Galleria" shot from yesterday; with a special 'thank you' going to Matthew (paskinmj) for his UA. I've only just picked this up since, as I explained to Matthew in a PM, shortly after I uploaded yesterday's image I was dragged by the ears by SWMBO away from EPZ to indulge in the far healthier activity of savouring the delights of the lovely East Lothian countryside (studiously avoiding the blight that is Torness, of course ......) on a most beautiful Autumn day, sans camera, natch. (She'd have brained me. Wink)

Today's offering shows one of the escalators that ferry travellers between the Metro and the splendour that is upper level Milano Centrale. The area at the top of the picture is the middle (entrance) level of the station, with a third level above which contains the main concourse and train platforms. The station has no definite architectural style, but is a blend of many different styles, especially Liberty and Art Deco. By any measure, it is a visual feast.

Italian lessons continue today under the ever-watchful eye of the Maltese dominatrix. Assuming I survive the inevitable spankings (I'm speaking metaphorically, of course Wink), I shall be back on EPZ tomorrow. Pray for my safe return.

Camera:Panasonic GF2
Lens:14mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Milano Centrale
Username:KingBee KingBee
Uploaded:8 Oct 2012 - 10:24 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Landscape / travel
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 10:41 AM

Love the sweeping lines and the detail. And the lightness of touch. Very attractive image.
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 10:41 AM

Somehow I would expect Milan's station to be a bit classier than our local halt... This reminds me of the older metro stations in St Petersburg, veritable cathedrals, though I guess the gods here are different ones. Love the use you have made of the elliptical curves.
Moira

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104248 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 10:47 AM

delightful...good use of light and shadows SmileSmile

hope you don't mix your metaphors WinkGrinGrin

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 10:53 AM

Another well composed shot!
The oval framing draws you into the building.
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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 Oct 2012 - 11:00 AM

Brilliant Bob, superbly composed you are drawn into this.

John

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
8 Oct 2012 - 11:03 AM

Love the curves the composition is spot on, nice soft tones and light, would have loved to have got this shot, like it regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 11:25 AM

Just love that offset oval as you have placed it.
The heads in winged helmets do suggest the influence of the Duce or at least his era.

The secret of language learning is in two parts: (a) staying alert, and (b) preparation. The latter, in the situation you describe, may be further divided into (i) learning your homework, and (ii) applying sufficient padding in the most sensitive areas. Parts (b(i)) and (b(ii)) are not mutually exclusive Wink

Regards
Bill

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8398 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 11:50 AM


Quote: The heads in winged helmets do suggest the influence of the Duce or at least his era.

According to Wikipedia, work started on the station in 1912. Due to the Italian economic crisis during World War I, construction proceeded very slowly, and the project, rather simple at the beginning, kept changing and became more and more complex and majestic; never more so than when Benito Mussolini became Prime Minister, and wanted the station to represent the power of the fascist regime. The station wasn't completed until 1931.


Quote: The secret of language learning is in two parts: (a) staying alert, and (b) preparation. The latter, in the situation you describe, may be further divided into (i) learning your homework, and (ii) applying sufficient padding in the most sensitive areas. Parts (b(i)) and (b(ii)) are not mutually exclusive

Wonderful stuff, Bill - just the tonic I need before I enter the dominatrix's chamber ......

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morpheus1955
8 Oct 2012 - 11:55 AM

Brilliant shot, great composition, really works well as a mono

Hugh

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:06 PM

Excellent pov and and the mono looks great .SmileSmile
Rob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 1:35 PM

The diagonal, off-set oval is an excellent piece of composition, Bob, and the escalator pulls you straight through it assisted by the focal point pull of that time piece. Excellent work, and love the write up GrinGrin

Dave

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 2:53 PM

Works well in mono Bob.
And yes,Torness is not on the list of ''must see Scottish attractions''
Although I only discovered recently it does have a nice little harbour nearby.
And off course when I say ''nice'',I mean nice and grotty !!
Mick.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 2:58 PM

Love it! Great monoGrin
Diane

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Daisymaye
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8 Oct 2012 - 3:27 PM

Lovely architecture. Well captured.......Sandy

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nonur
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8 Oct 2012 - 4:18 PM

Couldn't imagine a better shot than this of that colossal structure! Immaculate work in mono!

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digital_boi
8 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM

excellent composition and capture

Graham

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JohnChambersPhotography

excellent off centre oval very eye catching with nice tones, nice work.

John

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8398 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 5:11 PM

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and votes on today's upload. Two UAs in one day (many thanks, Rob and Nezih), let alone one for yesterday also, as noted above, is an honour, and so very much appreciated. Thank you all again: your interest in what I get up to on EPZ is never taken for granted. And I hope I give as much back.

Regards.

Bob

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Suzicoo
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8 Oct 2012 - 5:39 PM

superb mono image and also great sense of humourWink
Suzicoo

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surfinsurveyor

Cracking image. Great mono. Wonderful exposure and all set off by the oval framing. I'm happy to be 30th vote. GrinGrinGrinGrin

Keith

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 6:26 PM

you really are a funny bunny ....Smile
heh ... and as a bonus I just love this

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 6:58 PM

I couldn't almost recognize it.
excellent perspective.

francesco

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 7:18 PM

Love this, the light the pov and the architecture - well done

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 10:53 PM

Fabulous composition and perspective Bob - those curves seem all-embracing and I can see you balancing on the handrail on the right to capture this. From your write up above you seem to be leading a very exciting life at the moment under the watchful eye of the two women you describe!! Keep it up!
Ann
Congrats on the GEA and the UAs - very well deserved!

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elainebaker
9 Oct 2012 - 10:25 PM

Love it. Elaine

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parob
parob e2 Member 4parob vcard France72 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM

Brilliant composition, well deserving of all the kudos. Here is mine!

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Mos8
Mos8  6 Switzerland
12 Oct 2012 - 5:02 PM

Full of spaces

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Strobe
Strobe  71254 forum posts United States
15 Oct 2012 - 7:59 PM

Fantastic !!

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