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By KingBee
Part of the roof section of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, with this shot showing the central dome which is similar in appearance to that of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. A most impressive place, even if you don't like shopping. The trick is not to stand with your nose stuck to the window, drooling at the merchandise while self-administering a quick whiff of smelling salts to overcome the impending fainting fit at some (actually, all) of the prices. You need Italian cool if you wish to blend. Only for people-watching and for those with more money than sense, as epitomized by Paul Laffitte: "Un idiot pauvre est un idiot; un idiot riche est un riche."

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: DeSilver, JohnChambersPhotography, Philip_H and 26 more

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7 Oct 2012 10:13AM
Magnificent capture.


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Very impressive well framed good exposer, lots of good detail

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 10:16AM
Fantastic shot, what an amazing piece of architecture, very well captured

7 Oct 2012 10:24AM
What a super photo! Really well composed!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 10:31AM
Hadn't come across that Lafitte quotation before, I shall remember it...
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 11:36AM
Wow! this is some tremendos architecture
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Oct 2012 12:20PM
Like the quote, and what a great perspective on this building, Bob. I like the desaturation as well emphasising the shapes and lines.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 1:19PM
Excellent architectural study from an inspired selection of pov.

Quote:"Un idiot pauvre est un idiot; un idiot riche est un riche."

"What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed". (Wordsworth, I think).
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
7 Oct 2012 1:22PM
always wondered who is gonna pay so much for a cup of coffee, japanese maybe....

well taken shot, I like it

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Oct 2012 1:40PM
it's certainly a wonderful building..I looked up but couldn't see the certainly could and did!! GrinGrin
jdinne 15 16 England
7 Oct 2012 2:07PM
Excellent Bob, brilliant perspective. Superbly composed.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 3:07PM
Brilliant perspective Bob - this is an impressive image with perfect symmetry.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 9:57PM
Clinical composition. Love the POV, err...just about every aspect of this shot! Consider this awarded!Grin
Tibetan 6 3 England
8 Oct 2012 11:05AM
Fantastic love all the detail, lovely presentation really nice one, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Oct 2012 12:11PM
excellent POV.. looks like you might be loosing balance if you stare tooo long Smile

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