Sunday, October 5, 2008

Monochrome Monday - Villa Ravello



Be sure to click on the photo to see it in a larger format.

This is one of my favourite photos that I took while in Italy in 2006. I happened to notice this private villa while ambling around a neighbouring public one and I was taken right away by the wrought iron gate. Looking across and to the left I saw the house with vines covering its face. It just looked so nice and "Italian" so I took a quick shot before continuing on at the villa where I was "supposed" to be touring. When I returned home and uploaded my photos, I found this one and, in my mind, it took me right back to the exact spot. Originally, it was in colour, but I really like the mood it evokes in the black and white format. Hope you like it, too.
Monochrome Monday is hosted by Aileni so click here to see the names of the participants or to join in. The more the merrier.

15 comments:

Katney said...

It takes me to the hills of Italy. I would love to wander them again. I did just post a Monochrome Monday post--combined with a Bridges between...

I was not aware of your Photologue blog. I wonder how I missed it.

Aileni said...

Oh yes - better in B&W, Leslie.
I really love this, mood and all.

Petrus said...

I always enjoy visiting Italy - it is a place full of character ..

antigoni said...

Great photo.

Greyscale Territory said...

This really is a romantic pic! A gorgeous olde worlde in black and white!

babooshka said...

That really is a delightful image. Moody, atmospheric and very classy.

Catherine said...

Of course! B&W provide atmosphere to your picture. It's a wonderful illustration of an italian villa.

Carver said...

I love that shot. Makes me want to visit Italy even more than I already did. Great in black and white.

Nydia said...

Seems like it was meant to be photographed in black and white! Very Italian indeed!

Kisses form Nydia.

magiceye said...

a classic!

Mojo said...

I can see why it's a favorite.
Excellent shot!

CrazyCath said...

Ooh Leslie it has such character! What a wonderful shot - makes me want to visit. I do think B&W shows the mood through not overwhelming our senses with colour.

(Thank you for your lovely comments at David's)

B. Roan said...

I can see why this is one of your favorites. Such a beautiful home, even in black and white.

splummer said...

Hi!
That's a really great Photo! Looks mysterious. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Leslie said...

LOVE this photo! :)