Wednesday, 5 October 2011

{midweek monochrome}








Venice, December 2010.
We were having breakfast in Cafe Florian in Piazza San Marco, when she suddenly stood up on her chair and started singing twinkle twinkle little star to a room full of people dressed in furs and pearls. When the song ended, the whole place broke into loud applause.




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You can also find this on Black and White Wednesday, a lovely photo event on Susan's wonderful blog, The Well-Seasoned Cook.




20 comments:

  1. Your daughter? What a moment that must have been!

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  2. thanks chinmayie, it was a dramatic moment too :)

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  3. it was, grace :) thankfully, there are no photographs of her parents gloating with pride!

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  4. A geat B&W photo! You captured the right mood.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. that is so cute :) the photo is beautiful and love that light!

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  6. proud parents you must be. Hugs to the little one

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  7. What a great story! And what a nice photo.

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  8. Wonderful moment, beautiful picture, thanks for sharing!

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  9. thanks rosa :) the cafe looked better full, but the photograph looked better empty.


    thanks kankana! it's always the light, isn't it? :)


    guilty as charged, anita :)


    thanks for leaving such a lovely comment, simona :)


    thanks for stopping by, bron. it's lovely to have people to share these bits with!

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  10. I just stumbled into your space through Sneha's. After spending a few minutes scanning your posts and reading a bit about you, I knew I wanted to come back, so I joined your fans club :) Hey Pia, I love your carefree writing and style. And yes gumption. Gumption, gumption, gumption--there I said it! :)

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  11. Without people in the cafe, you get to see the lovely furniture! Gorgeous photo, great composition and black and white tones.

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  12. @Plateful - if i've passed 'gumption' on to one more person, i've done my bit for the day :) thanks so much for such a lovely comment! hope to see you back here soon!


    thanks lynne! the furniture really was something. gorgeously over-the-top, like most things in venice :)

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  13. Hi Pia!.. Nice Blog!!

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  14. @mama's world: thank you :)

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  15. Fantastic POV. You must have been crouched for the click. Love it...and I think a "Little Star is Born." ; )

    Thanks, Pia, for your very fine BWW photo with charming anecdote.

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  16. Can't tell you how much I love this image!

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  17. Thank you, susan. And yes, I do tend to crouch or sit down a lot when I take photographs :)


    Anh, I'm glad. Thank you :)

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  18. Pia, I am from Venice and I know the Cafe' well. I can imagine the scene, the room and the effect on the people. Lovely photo. I was back visiting Venice the Christmas before. Love my city!

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  19. hi laura! how lovely to have a venetian in our midst :) during our stay, i remember many conversations with people who've lived their lives in venice - it would always make me smile, the utter love they had for their city, followed by an exasperated roll of their eyes when they talked about water above their knees :)

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