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By TrevBatWCC    
Opened on 29th December 1720 by Floriano Francesconi under the name Venezia Trionfante, or Triumphant Venice, it soon became known by its patrons as “Florian’s”, and was the most famous “botega da caffè” (cafè) of the day. Initially there were only 2 simply furnished rooms, and by the mid 1700s included 2 new rooms. At the end of the 19th century it adopted a resident ensemble, which can often been seen playing on the terrace outside (V4). At €8.50 for a Coca Cola I decided to give it a miss…

Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.

V1: 1/13 sec, F5.6, 11mm, ISO 100
V1: 1/5 sec, F5.6, 12mm, ISO 100
V1: 1/20 sec, F4, 10mm, ISO 100
V4: 1/40 sec, F8, 20mm, ISO 100
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Musicians Venice Architecture Piazza san marco Florian Tea-rooms

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Sezz 13 617 15 England
27 Aug 2010 11:35AM
Wow now that's what I call a Cafe! Love the opulence of the rooms but at 8.50 for a Coca Cola I'd give it a miss too! A lovely set indeed Trev!

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
27 Aug 2010 11:35AM
Fascinating building. V3 is my pick of the day, although each one could stand on its own merit. Beautiful.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 11:39AM
Its the ambiance you are paying for not a coke
Great shots
But V1 is the winner for me
27 Aug 2010 11:40AM
Wonderful set of images Trev, all lovely, V1 is my fav though !

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
27 Aug 2010 11:58AM
Nice set of images .
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2010 12:12PM
V1 for me great street photography!


Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Aug 2010 12:49PM
Fine details and colours in these Trevor, do like the two interior shots too. Well captured.
Regards Richard
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 12:59PM
An excellent set, Trev, my favourite being the opener - possibly because I too would pass on by at that price!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 1:00PM
Now that's class! (Right down to the 'distressed' exterior). I bet they really hate the tourists walking past...
27 Aug 2010 1:20PM
great set of images.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 2:15PM
What wonderful looking building it is, & you have got a super set of image to go with it my fav is V1

Hope you had a great holiday
Cor 9 Belgium
27 Aug 2010 3:07PM
A great serie from a fine holiday +++++
So well taken Trev.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 4:06PM
superb picture well taken with great composition - good for the album and memory of a great holiday
SashaB 9 Northern Ireland
27 Aug 2010 4:12PM
What a lovely building, full of charm - but doesnt look like they have too many customers at those prices!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Aug 2010 4:27PM
What a fabulous building with all that marvellous decor, Trev, and your photos really do it justice. A great set.
Suehh 11 39 6 England
27 Aug 2010 5:17PM
All beautiful captures Trev - a beautiful building photographed superbly.

V 3 my fav but all so good.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Aug 2010 6:01PM
4 fabulous shots. You caught the feel of the place very well
27 Aug 2010 6:20PM
Very interesting set of images Trevor.
All nicely processed in your usual style.

Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 7:04PM
Lovely set of images, Trev, and I can see why you decided to give it a miss with those prices Smile Hope they didn't charge you for taking the photos Smile

Sue Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 9:00PM
I do hope you enjoyed your holiday, one on my wish list. I really like V3, what a beautiful place.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 3:06PM
Brilliant subject, brilliant images - all of them!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 4:38PM
Trevor, you really needed to stay and sit with a coffee..very expensive but the most memorable one you will alway's think back on, waiters pamper you and the music...outstanding! worth every euro...and these are three wonderful shots, so very detailed and I just love them..perfect love them all
excellent work trev,large is a must,well done.ray
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 5:40PM
Very opulent - my kind of caff!! Great images, all well taken and presented Trev.
fatherpie 9 18 12 England
28 Aug 2010 5:50PM
A lovely series of images Trevor
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
28 Aug 2010 9:22PM
It has a kind of faded grandeur, and no doubt they need to sell a lot of coca cola to pay for the refurb ....
Lovely set, Trev, V1 tops it for me.

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 9:52PM
I suppose they've got to do something with the prices to keep the Hoi Polloi out. Looks like it's working too. Not a lot of customers inside.

An excellent set.

stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2010 11:28PM
Wonderful set of images Trevor..

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Aug 2010 2:01AM
Excellent details and so very interesting. Great shots.......Sandy
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 2:15PM
Very interesting set of images
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
29 Aug 2010 3:05PM
Ah yes, I remember it well. The prices anyway.
Good shot and the processing brings out all the detail.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2010 4:27PM
what a grand looking location you have captured the mood of the place so well that I want to be there.

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 7:05PM
Looks slightly posher than the Bay Inn Trev . So glad you had a great time in this beautiful city . ....Phil

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