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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14774 W: 131 N: 30316] (174132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-09
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Visiting Italy, More than 200 points to 300 – photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 8:37
Viewed: 17799
Favorites: 12 [view]
Points: 295
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Italian]
Artena: Province of Rome Surface: kmq 54 approximately Population: n. 11.000 approximately Altitude: m. 468 s.l.m. Fractions: Colubro, Macere, Maiotini, Abbey, Wild, Go them geographic Position: city characteristic situated to south of street important Rome, crocevia snodi cartina): Freeway Exited A1 Casello Valmontone, Casilina, Via Ariane. To the territory of Artena the Tower belongs also the lago "", an adjacent island situated in the common one of Giulianello. 00031 C.A.P. teleselettivo Prefisso: 06/ gemellata Cities: Alcalà of the River - Spain Climate: of Mediterranean type, with temperatures more myths in the summery season above all in the high part of the country situated in Imprenditoria hill: the small and medium enterprises in the within of the ristorazione, building are numerous, manufatti in wood and metal Other asset: Flourishing is agriculture, pastorizia and the small handicraft; rinomata it is the latte cheese production made up of of sheep, and homemade bread.

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  • Great 
  • iamxa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 216 W: 24 N: 242] (3103)
  • [2007-01-30 8:40]

Just excellent point of view. Perfect cadrage

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  • quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)
  • [2007-01-30 8:44]


Interesante contrapicado en este encuadre totalmente ajustado en las casas de Artena, se asemeja a un verdadero panal de abejas, me gusta la imagen tiene un POV muy original.

Felicidades Silvio.

Un saludo desde España.


Ciao Silvio!
Great point of view and beautiful colours in this picture! Good light and sharpness!
Excellent done!

This place is incredible bussssyyyyy!!!Good POV,still I wanna try something in one WS!Good note too
A nice day

Is there any street? How do the people get to their homes? Incredible view. I really think you have an excellent POV which combined with that monochrome colour made a very good picture. Well done.

AN interesting shot of a stiking scene, though I think it would have had more impact if it you'd cropped the top 1/5 cutting out all the sky.

Salve Silvio,
it's a truly original pic of an Italian town. I never heard of it before. There seem to be no photographic tricks involved other than telescopic shortening. Amazing!
Well done!
Greetings Dietrich

hi Silvio, this is good and not good shot in same time.,
Exelent motive and POV, technicli you are able to do better shot. It is not cleare, too much work on it , coloure of the sky is not nature and too much extra sharpnes.

Changes ones concept of "One up on the Neighbors",
Nice shot, good colouring.
Well Seen.

Hi Silvio,

Very interesting architecture. Good POV and frame, nice colors and light.

  • Great 
  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2007-01-30 9:28]

Hello Silvio,
What a scene! I like the tight framing with the telephoto lens. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

Salve Silvio,
just like some puzzle...great capture of stone textures, too!
Well done, thanks for sharing!

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  • Paolo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 144 N: 8842] (41250)
  • [2007-01-30 9:40]

Ciao Silvio, bella foto, con quel caos di case costruite una ridosso l'altra, ben riprese e saturate da un ottimo POV.
peccato per la pianta sfocata in primo piano che disturba, secondo me, un pò l'immagine; in ogni caso un'altra bella foto della stupenda Italia...di mezzo.

  • Great 
  • jayako (63)
  • [2007-01-30 9:47]

Hellow Silvio,

Nice view. looks like an abstract painting


Hello Silvio,
How steep is this going up the hill? It doesn't really look like there is any space between the houses.
The pov makes this a very interesting picture and there is a little bit of color everywhere.
Well captured.

Mi piace molto questo paese costruito a fianco de collina. Ci chiedemo come se potè costruire tutte queste case arruffate una ridosso l'altra. E stupendo.
La composizione è perfetta a controtuffo.

Ciao . Marie Louise.

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2007-01-30 12:19]
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Ciao mio amico,

Excellent lower POV adds all beautify of wonderful façades. You created wonderful view of city textures. Congratulations.

Friendly Regards,


un très beau cadrage de ce village perché, ces maisons serrées, on croirait y accéder par un escalier de maisons
photo très originale et merci pour la note

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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-30 12:37]

Hi Sivio!
Great shot of this steep village and excellent POV.I´m laughing ,thinking about comming home and forgot something in the car....
It must be very exhausting reaching the upper houses.Are ther old people living too?
It`s agood shot with and interesting perspective and good details at the houses.

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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 48 N: 610] (3335)
  • [2007-01-30 12:50]

un'altro bellissimo pOV...buono il dof e ottimi i colori
davvero ben presa questa, piace!
saluti, M.

Ciao Silvio,
questa mi piace proprio: secondo me è una delle tue migliori.
Questo paesino è belissimo ma la foto ha un grafismo da far invidia a Valeria!
Molto bravo!

Silvio , sei venuto dalle nostre parti ? bravo bella foto di Artena cittadina molto particolare (antica città dei briganti) , Ciao

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  • flory Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 25 N: 1001] (4848)
  • [2007-01-30 13:27]

ciao Silvio,
incredible view, streets there??very,very interesting architecture..good details of the houses,too.

  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2007-01-30 14:11]

Amazing place shown in extraordinary way. Superb perspective, no doubt. Regards.

Mamma mia Silvio, what a great effect! The use of long lens made a flat-effect and the houses looks almost like a sky-scraper. Amazing capture and good light.

Hello Silvio,
Bravo tout à fait étonnant sur un plan documentaire!

Great, great POV.
Great, great compo.
A photo with a strong intensity.
Beautiful palce and useful note.
Ciao Paulo

PS: Isabela - Your WS become a photo more dramatic. Excellent

Sei passato dalle nostre parti Silvio... Bella foto con un ottimo punto di vista e prospettiva, complimenti.

Ciao Silvio!!

che bellissima immagine di questo paese!! Sembra un quadro cubista. Avevi un ottimo punto di vista.
Un luogo tipicamente italiano, descritto con una foto fantastica


Hi Silvio!

Unbelievable place, very good captured. You choose great POV. Thank You for very useful and interesting note.


Excellent compo and framing. Extremely interesting architecture.



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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-01-31 4:54]

Excellent POV and composition. Aperfect shot of these house attached to the hill.

what kind of a skyscraper is that?... excellent pov and compo with all those houses on top of each other... lots of details to explore... congrats silvio...



I liked this immediately when I saw it yesterday, but decided to hold back on critiquing it until I had a chance to do a quick workshop.
I just found the unnatural colour of the sky a little offputting; more pale green than blue. I think the inclusion of the sky is necessary though, and I don't think cropping to remove the sky would have worked. I had a go at making the colour of the sky appear more natural. The result is in the WS.
That's enough about the sky. I really like this shot. You found a great viewpoint, and using the tele end of your zoom has compacted the scene nicely, making all the buildings seem even closer together than they probably were. I like especially how you managed to keep all the vertical lines of the buildings vertical in the frame.
It looks a fascinating place, I really must go back to Italy soon!
Good work Silvio.


Ciao Silvio,
Bella veramente questa prospettiva con tutte queste abitazioni ammassate, e grazie e avermi fatto conoscere questo luogo.

  • Great 
  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46937)
  • [2007-01-31 18:24]

Hi there Silvio!
This is really a fantastic photo of what seems to me an amazing place. I had never seen such thing, so many similar houses up the hill. Great perspective indeed!
regards, Anabela

Hi Silvio :)
Excellent POV and very nice colours.
Subject and composition is very successful!
Also sharpness,too!
The branches is a good addition to composition.

Hello Silvio,
great POV,very interesting old town.I want to see it if I visit to Rome.Thanks for sharing and your note.

  • Great 
  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2007-02-01 11:10]

Hi Silvio.

Great photo where there no empty space (I am bit liar, because there is a little empty space: the sky).
Anyway, a good and impressive picture.
When I see this photo I want know this place.


ciao Silvio,bella questa composizione!
sembra un dipinto!
molto belli i colori e molto interessante la composizione!

excellente capture d(un joli village perché
magnifique les maisons serrées
angle original


hi silvio,
this rich composition is very nice... i like the way you included altogether... wel done...
take care

Incredibile imagina!!!
cuii é peggio che in Corsica!!! :-))

eccelente compo, buona nota...

perfetto +++

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  • Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1312 W: 50 N: 2538] (15142)
  • [2007-02-03 10:18]

Hi Silvio,
A great detailed shot of this amazing place. I like your vertical composition emphasising the buildings going all the way up. Very interesting.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2007-02-07 11:06]

Hi Silvio,
when I want to go to my house how I will go to this chaos from the houses?Is there any street?I would't want to remain in the Artena.Great point of view,vivid colours and lighting make your shot great.Well done.

Ciao Silvio.
Ma dove li trovi questi scorci bellissimi dei nostri borghi?
Complimenti a che per questa bella foto e ottima nota.

Hi Silvio

Wow what a pov! Good repetition with the houses.
Very sharp. Well done.

Ciao Silvio,
I glanced at your TE gallery.Each others are very well, that is ones.
Highly ritmic and interesting.
Like it so much...
See you

Hello Silvio,
Incredible photo of what is an unseen part of rome. The POV of this shot gives it a very busy look, I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing,

a nice town. so different to the german towns ! i would like it more if it was sharper but the picture effect makes it look like a painting


Ciao Silvio,

ottima inquadratura, l'effetto è impressionante



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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2007-03-07 8:56]

We have similar conditions in some places here in Brazil. Very well done photo with nice POV and composition.


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  • MikiM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 70 N: 392] (1924)
  • [2007-03-08 10:47]

HI Silvio,
Excellent picture - very good POV, great sharpness and framing.
Unique to see this city scape after the large almost empty landscapes!
Thanks for sharing!

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  • bebep Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 456 N: 304] (2089)
  • [2007-03-09 20:34]

Ciao Silvio,
bellissimo questo groviglio di case, sembrano appiccicate con la colla alla montagna, grande PoV, molto precisa la nota

a presto


wonderful point of view. good idea too.


Ciao Silvio,
Please don`t tell me that people use cars in the village!:)
The photo is very optimistic, causing good mood.
Once I`ve been at Lago di Garda and I thought that was a crowded place:)
Grazie e Buona Pasqua,

Ola Silvio fantastica foto , que vila interessante , enquadramento perfeito !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi Silvio, again :)!
This is such claustrophobic shot,so crowded and tight but great composition and POV!

  • Great 
  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2007-05-13 17:07]

Hi Silvio
Amazing sight you present here - can't image how the streets must look like - properly staircases or ladders ;-)
Thanks for sharing - and yes 1953 was a great year.

Urban landscape is captured very well Silvio. Good historic narration as well. Thanks for sharing. parts of the picture looks pixelised but over all picture is awesome.

Hi Silvio!Wonderful!!!Nice shot!

Very interesting "sclupture" of buildings, it looks like a mosaic. Excellent picture. I have one from Bulgaria with a similar paysage, you can see it :)
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Silvio,

This photo that you posted four months ago is quite astonishing. I can only join the chorus of admirers of this image. The perspective and composition, colors and definition are all excellent. Thank you for letting us all see the extraordinary view.


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  • utkue Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 655 W: 12 N: 498] (3420)
  • [2007-06-17 4:51]

Ciao Silvio,
İncredible place, very nice shot, very beautiful composition and excellent photograph.

Oggi questa foto stava nella pagina principale di TE!!
Grande onore!!!

Un bellissimo punto di vista per fotografare questo paese molto bello.

Ottima composizione.

ciao Cecco.

Bonjour Silvio, assez impressionant comme façon de vivre les uns par dessus les autres, moi qui aime les grands espaces à la campagne je serais malheureux dans ces maisons, mais la photo elle est d'une grande qualité par sa composition, son cadrage et ces couleurs. ;)

Ciao Silvio,
Scorrendo alcune delle tue belle fotografie mi ha subito colpito questa. E' veramente splendida!
Non penso sia stato facile trovare la posizione per questa inquadratura, perchè noto che non sei riuscito ad evitare alcuni rami che si vedono in primo piano.
L'ottima messa a fuoco delle case fa passare comunque tutto in secondo piano.
Bravo davvero!

ciao Silvio,
ottima composizione e nitidezza bella anche la luce .
mi piace molto anche il paese arroccato sulla montagna e il punto di vista ma anche il taglio che gli hai dato .

Hi Silvio!
Great picture with fantastic depth and really astonishing architecture.I like it,that you have chosen a foreground.

What an impressive composition!
That looks like our Favelas in Brasil, however with a mist of Italian romancism...

Bonita imagen de un pueblo tranquilo. Parece no tener calles el pueblo por el que puedan circular los vehiculos, supongo has fotografiado la parte alta del pueblo.
Un saludo desde ESpaña:

  • Great 
  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1271 W: 128 N: 1579] (5975)
  • [2007-07-30 11:47]

Hi Silvio,
Great shot! All those houses here create a fantastic view and a beautiful graphic effect.
I only don't really like the unnatural colour of the sky - but others said this as well. Apart from that: well done!
Thank for sharing,

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  • aofl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 4 N: 68] (1088)
  • [2007-09-20 6:59]

Olá Silvio
Esta foto é impressionante! Como é que um idoso vai para as casas mais altas?
Temos uma aldeia parecida mas mais pequena à qual chamei "Presepio Village".
Bom POV e enquadramento

che bella questa "parete" di case aggrappate alla roccia... mi viene la curiosità di andarci e percorrere le stradine all'interno (come saranno?)
è una foto molto bella, e sono contenta che l'abbiano apprezzata in molti
buona giornata, carla

Que foto extraordinária e que lugar mais complicado, hem? Um tanto de casas amontodas assim e não correm nenhum risco de desabamento?
Parabéns e abraço! Feliz Natal!

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  • Vames Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 0 N: 517] (4356)
  • [2008-01-11 12:00]

ciao Silvio hai molti belli foto ,mi piace il colore a questa vecchia citta o grande villagio tanto semplice ,ma tanto surprezo.salut Vames !

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  • cabar Silver Star Critiquer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-19 14:05]

Ciao Silvio, hai reso molto bene l'effetto di addensamento urbanistico. Non conoscevo il luogo, cercherò di andarci una volta o l'altra. Sono molto affascinato da questo tipo di architettura. Saluti, Andrea

Hola Silvio.

Excelente y espectacular toma de este pintoresco pueblo italiano tan uniforme y todo junto en una pendiente tremenda.

Jose luis.


Composition intéressante, dynamique et donnant l'impression d'un labyrinthe.

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  • Pat69 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 1] (112)
  • [2008-03-01 15:25]

Nice photo!!! I really like this superposition of houses. Great.

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2008-03-13 6:39]

What a strange place!! It sims as the houses are hanging in the air. Fantastique choice of POV to get this strange effect.

ciao SILVIO stuendo e ottimo bella compo e colori rispetati mi piace tanto e assomiglia molto ai paesi dei miei genitori in ciocciaria
bravo SILVIO oho guardato le tue foto e mi piace tanto i tui lavori

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  • Felip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 56 N: 779] (3907)
  • [2008-04-29 10:47]

Very nice detailed picture, this village is...astonishing!, but I wonder...where are the streets? ;)

Good job Silvio!

Best regards


ciao Silvio,ho il piacere di gustare un'altra tua bellissima foto,un incastro perfetto che si inerpica sulla montagna,bravo.

Non avevo ancora visto una foto così tanto votata.
Pensa che con solo questa hai guadagnato un numero tale di punti che io ho potuto guadagnare in un mese di pubblicazioni.
Sei veramente bravo!
Una foto da incorniciare.
Veramente molto particolari queste case.
Sembrano addossate una sull'altra.
I miei complimenti!

Prima ho visto la foto, poi ho letto per vedere dove abitavi, sona amante della zona che va dalla Sabina salendo, ho molte foto che devo rivedere
ma questa, aimè, l'ho persa
grazie, non ha caso come si chiedeva un amico è votatissima

Hi Silvio,
Very impressive, all these houses, well taken, good shot.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2008-08-31 22:39]

Hi Silvio, I like this scene as it is so unusual. Such a steep slope with so many dwellings. Excellent notes and well presented. Good details visible. TFS. Murray.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 0 N: 1364] (7101)
  • [2008-08-31 23:37]

Hello Silvio,
a very unique shot of the location. Well chosen point of view. Great details and lovely textures seen.
A very exciting and great educational and informative shot. Really something new to me.


close quarters; people lived differently when they constructed like this. A part of me was this, I can feel it in my bones

Ciao Silvio!
Perfect vertical format and point of view to show those houses on the hill!
A very interesting, eye-catching and beautiful photograph, that's for sure!
TFS - Congratulations!
Saluti da Brasile!
Neyvan Peçanhuk

This one came up on the random sampling, it predates me on TE but it is magical, the layers are awesome and the dof to get it all sharp seems more than f-6.3 but this works wonderfully. Great capture Silvio.


Hi Silvio!
Wooooooooow! Big Wooooooooooow!
Incredible photo with really huge wooooooooow factor! :)
Fantastic composition, outstanding photographers' eye!

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-13 12:42]

Grande Silvio,

great choice and skill realization. Corner of Roma I don't know. Grazie tante, amico,


Amazing Silvio! What else can I say? The essence of Italy is in everything you shoot! Tanti complimenti, Lisa

hey silvio
nice photo

Hi Silvio
interesting cropping on the place. The vertical construction are impressive ! incredible.
Well done

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  • tamoy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 9] (177)
  • [2009-03-29 0:28]

Congrats Silvio! The photo effectively achieve its aim - to project this image which viewers like me would wonder how the residents of those houses go in-and-out in such a ssemingly very tight place. I like the texture except for the color of the skies which is very obvious that it was not the color in the original photo. Wish i see the original.

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  • Rafer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 881 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-05-20 11:34]

Excelente y original toma a modo de panal de abejas....fantástica...saludos

Olá Silvio,
uma foto bem interessante essa, esse tipo de visão é bem similar as favelas do Brasil. Uma bela foto essa.
Parabéns e Abraço

Ola Silvio:this capture is beautiful,is like a painting.the perspective vertical is fantastic.
congratulations to your gallery.
well done

best regards

La mitica Artena!!!
Qui lo schiacciamento dei piani contribuisce a rendere il taglio ancora più interessante!!

Hi Silvio,

This is an amazing place, well framed and full of details. Well done


Very interesting group of houses, and the angle allows us to see how inclined it looks, towering over us. Congratulations on the great effect created. Saluti di Brasile!

ciao Silvio,
voglio regalarti il duecentesimo punto perchè te li sei veramente meritati!

Ciao Silvio,
really interesting photo.
Fantastic place ,POV, colours and sharp.
Best regards Tomasz

Le piu belle photo , Silvio !
Very impressive place, exalted on the describtion.

Bellissima foto di un paese molto curioso e insolito. Ottimo POV e bella la composizione con i rami in basso a destra.

Hi Silvio,
WoW! This is a great capture and composition,
great old architecture and perpective,
picture very taken and done and beautiful point of view and details..
all my complimenti ,
Michel Ciao....

hello Silvio! stunning photography,The composition was well thought.Depth and sharpness is superb. Very good detailing of houses. good Pov
Have a nice day.

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2010-02-13 0:28]

Hi Silvio,, Italy looks a fascinating country to live in.. creative, cultural and lots of people. An excellent capture of a city. TFS Ricx

Perfectlly frame and colour


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  • oncel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 102 W: 26 N: 27] (1407)
  • [2010-03-24 7:25]

hi silvio;

waow..what a crowded place.Houses,trees.etc...Nice composition.Thanks for share.



Ciao Silvio! Amazing vertical shot, superb POV and capture, good contrast and sharpness. Wonderful houses and houses. Original effect. Perfect frame. Well done!

Hi Silvio!
Amazing take, wonderful cityscape, superb POV and capture, good sharpness. Fantastic work. Great effect.
Greetings from Warszawa!

no words...compliments!!

Ciao Silvio,

You chose the best POV and framing to show the high density of houses in this shot. Artena remembers me the village of Masuleh in Iran.



Hi Silvio,

Very interesting this texture with such a strange houses. Well done.

Best regards,


nice irregular pattern gives an amazing picture... Are people living there... However this is an amazing architecture... and because of the good point of view the picture is amazing...


Hi Silvio
i know this is an older photo, but i'm adding it to my Italy theme. Its a place i'm surely going to want to visit for its charming nature and photo opps!
love the scaling wall of architecture!
amazing italy!


Ciao Silvio
I'm sure there's nothing new to say about this great image. I'm guessing you used a long lens to compress the perspective and make the hillside even steeper. I love it!

Hi Silvio,
Very impressive sight almost 90 degrees. The views from those windows must be wonderful.

Great POV and sharpness.

Thanks for sharing


Ciao Silvio,
l'architettura spontanea in Italia presenta spesso dei gioielli inaspettati. Bello il taglio dell'inquadratura!
Un saluto,

hi Silvio1953
Beautiful colors and light box with the appropriate mass-houses stuck together and we have places like this in Iran in this masterpiece, you called your Masvlh

Hello Silvio,
perfect shot with very good information, congratulations!
LG Wolfgang

Ciao caro Silvio
Impressionante la disposizione di queste case che hai saputo "imprigionare" con questo tuo bellissimo POV. Molto bello l' effetto delle luci ed ombre con dettagli perfetti.
Un sincero saluto ed augurio a Voi due ... Marino & Desy

What to say after all these comments: nothing but congratulations!

Hi Sylvio

What an impressive view. I guess that you have used a tele-lens deliberately to bring the stack of houses in one plane,; making of this picture a kind of cubist Picasso painting. Very well done !

Ciao Silvio, favorite shot this one!Very caracteristic and typical. Great composition and greart handling of light!

Niesamowite !!!
Aż nie chce się wierzyć, że jest to prawdziwe miejsce zamieszkane przez ludzi.

Hi Silvio,
Lovely beautiful motif in gray! Excellent work ;-)

Hello Silvio,

'' A HAPPY NEW YEAR '' to you.
Wow it always amazes me how these homes were built - incredible construction - there must be narrow roads or just pathways winding up behind these intriguing homes - Excellent POV clarity & again amazing content.

Kindest regards,

Ciao Silvio, stupenda! Il punto di vista accresce la verticalità del soggetto... veramente bella! Complimenti!
Ciao Paolo

Hi Silvio,

Amazing capture. This town looks like an anthill :-)
Best wishes!

ciao silvio ~

it is astonishing to me that a town like this exists in italy, i have never seen this kind of verticality of so many structures before, how fascinating! i'm drawn into it, tempted to study each one closely to see what people have done to make their home a little unique when there is so much similarity in the building materials.

what a marvelous angle. it's amazing that people cluster together the way they do, isn't it?

kind regards,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 0 N: 1489] (13151)
  • [2013-10-19 5:33]

silvio hello..what a scene for sure..i'd hate to be down here needing to go up!! well very nice capture for us to enjoy! see ya! dale

Don Silvio...

There is a colloquialism in English, "to boggle the mind," or "it boggles the mind." This image boggles the mind -- it is hard to conceive that so much life can be perched on such a steep hillside! Your foto captures and presents this reality perfectly.

Thanks for sharing!

Best regards,

Austin, Texas

Hi Silvio, Very interesting architectures of this pile of houses built on hill. I wonder what means of transportations the people get down to the hill. Excellent POV and colours. Thank for sharing

Hi Silvio
what an incredible scene! You really chosea perfect viewpoint to make this assign extremely eye-catching shot, I've never seen the likes of this before. This is why I love the featured photo part of this great site.
best wishes

Hi Silvio,

The quantity of buildings and houses is giving perspective to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the houses and of the buildings. The light is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.


Very good angle of view. Houses are like matchboxes piled up and stacked. I suppose there exist lot of stairs all over the place which keeps residents in good fit! Few branches on FG are nice details and show the depth well. Composition is good and I like that almost the whole photo is filled with houses.
Cheers, Kaisa

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2014-03-12 16:43]

Ciao Silvio!

An old one that popped up in your gallery but still impressive. Could not resist opening it and was not disappointed. Amazing clarity with incredible repetition and effective tight framing. Tfs!

Hi Silvio

Mamma mia...Love the 2D a painting. Don't suppose one can drive one's car up to his own front yard....if there is any space at all. A lovely scene.


amazing architecture, regards

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2014-12-13 15:57]

Hello Silvio,
I somehow missed this one at the time.
What a wonderful photo and such an unknown place (to me) so close to Rome.
Thanks and greetings,

Ciao Silvio
mi piace molto questo paese
bella foto con quel caos di case
e saturate da un ottimo pov

  • sami48 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (86)
  • [2015-06-12 8:41]

Hello Silvio
I just can say EXCELLENT, PERFECT.


Ciao Silvio! Master work. Amazing take. Perfect cut. Ideal frame. Sophisticated effect. Splendid image. Well done!

Dear Silvio,
wonderful town, amazing houses, good vertical composition, good contrast, superb colors.
Thanx for sharing.

Ciao Silvio,

ancora una volta ci regali una foto mozzafiato dei nostri bellissimi borghi italiani.
Molto bello il groviglio di case.
Mi piace molto la profondità della foto e la nitidezza dei colori.

Hi Silvio Sorcini
This place remind me Masuleh in north of Iran :

Masuleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masuleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only city in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn't make it possible for vehicles to enter.

The spectacular architecture of Masuleh is popularly known as "The yard of the building above is the roof of the building below".

Hello Silvio,
This is truly unique as I haven't seen one in true form. Truly amazing with houses stacked in detailed facades. Excellent shot and thanks for sharing.

Ciao Silvio
Beautiful photo with layers of houses which look like an almost abstract pattern.
You said you know that church in Santa Trinita well... Do you know what happened to the women in Casale Antonelli? Are they alive?
Thank you

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