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I am Juventus...and you?

I am Juventus...and you?
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11422 W: 126 N: 20583] (106765)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-14
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 15:24
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A pic from the curious street shops in Prague, where he sells everything and more in order to ensnare tourists. Among the many useless things, however, I was fascinated by these dolls, which surely would have the joy of some young fans.
If you are interested in purchasing one, look on the map the location of the store.


Una foto dai curiosi street shops di Praga,dove si vende di tutto e di più pur di accalappiare i turisti. Tra le tante cose inutili però sono rimasto affascinato da queste matrioske,che sicuramente avrebbero fatto la gioia di qualche giovane tifoso.
Se siete interessati ad acquistarne una,guardate sulla mappa la posizione del negozio.

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hahaha! that's fun, and not only for the kids: i know many grown up kids who would fall for those matryoshkas. i like how the messi doll shows his back, especially after losing his best football player status to ronaldo :))

Ciao Luciano,
My team is not there, but I still like this photo. :-) It's always fun to see a collection of colorful souvenirs such as these. None of these players looks very handsome, but I like all the small flags under each one, and the way you cropped and presented them.

Ciao Luciano
strano, pensavo che Messi fosse il più piccolo della squadra ;)
Simpaticissima foto, colorata e spiritosa, la tua squandra non la commento.... :D

Hello Luciano,

This is a very colorful image of these dolls which probably have a generic name, and they must be collected by many like shotglasses or spoons. Goog framing and sharpness.

Best regards


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  • emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)
  • [2014-01-14 17:12]

Allô Luciano!
À première vue je croyais que c'étais des tasses après j'ai bien vue que c'était des poupées représentant les sports et il y en a de chez nous. Je ne suis pas un collectionneur d'articles de sports mais il y en a pour tous les goûts. Une présentation de qualité et belle panoplie de couleurs. J'ai voulu mieux lire sur les poupées. En plus grand.

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  • Corry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 0 N: 695] (4508)
  • [2014-01-14 20:14]
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Bonsoir Luciano

Photo bien cadrée avec beaucoup de couleurs. Serais-tu le touriste qui a acheté la poupée qui manque ? Bien fait.


HI Luciano, A very colourful image of these dolls. They are unique. Each one has different face and expression. They must be very popular products for the tourists. Wonderful nice and details. Best regards

Ciao Luciano,
Lazio and Atletico Madrid :P.
Very funny image, they sure are original in marketing ideas.
Have a good day ahead.


Salut Luciano,
bien cadré avec une bonne netteté sur ces objets, une belle équipe internationale, parfait rendu des teintes.

Version amusante et colorée de ces poupées russes déguisées en foofballeurs.

Ciao Luciano,
a fascinating photo with lovely details and attractive composition, superb colours and POV,

Hi Luciano,
from the choice here definitely Juve:)But I love also Benfica,so looks like the shop should broaden its range:)
Excellent snapshot from Prague!Well spotted and outstanding framed.

Have a nice day

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2014-01-15 1:43]

Ciao Luciano,
Excellent continuation of your Prague photos.
Outstanding detail photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.

Morning Luciano,
Your colourful and wall managed post put a smile on my face this morning, so many funny faces, so thank you for that.
Thing things people will buy to support their team.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13421 W: 0 N: 15997] (165864)
  • [2014-01-15 2:34]


De tous les pays du monde quelle vue et compo quelle aimge tous ces petits personnages quelle compo et vue fantastique et ces couelur génial.
Bravo et amitié

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24025 W: 523 N: 40103] (172744)
  • [2014-01-15 2:38]

Ciao Luciano,

We live in a modern world, everyone tries a little bit euro's earn.
Your picture is very sharp and clear taken
Nice detailed picture and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Ciao Luciano!

Una foto molto divertente, e non si sa inventare per vendere ai turisti!

La mia squadra Atletico Madrid ...!

Suona come un divertente e originale immagine, che ovviamente motiverà molti sostenitori per annunciare la sua squadra!

Cordiali saluti ..


(Come si dice da queste parti ... Forza Atleti ...)

namaste Luciano,
a really interesting study of the dolls of that shop. You captured your frame nicely with great light and sharp details. I like the vibrant colours of those toys. Excellent presentation. Tfs.

I'm not a football fan Luciano but I have two men in my life that are! My eldest son is a Liverpool supporter and my husband cheers for Stoke City! A fun shot, well seen.... you are obviously a fan of the beautiful game; I would have walked right past this display! Warm regards Rosemary

Ciao Luciano, grande fotografia di questa cartolina grasiosa, io sono il Barça, splendidamente catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Lavoro eccellente e interessante ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.

Buon pomeriggio e felice resto della settimana.
I migliori auguri da sud della Spagna.

Hello Luciano,
I better not disclose the name of the club I support, they are languishing:-(. But your photo has definitely brought a smile to my face. Excellent photo from the streets of Prague. Well cropped to remove distractions. Thanks for sharing this 'little' beauty.

Hi Luciano,
A novel idea by this street seller, as they say there is something for everybody here. The work on the various faces are really cool and very nicely done! My eye is really drawn to the Russian dolls style ones too, a very novel idea.
And I am Shamrock Rovers or Trim Celtic, but I dont think I would find these ones here :)

Fascinating shot, thanks as always

Ciao Luciano,

Pour moi, ce sont les Patriotes de La Nouvelle Angleterre avec le célèbre no 12 de Tom Brady,
qui jouera ce weekend contre les Broncos de Denver. J'ai bien hâte.



Hi Luciano
like this! A fascinating crop and a real international feel about it to. Wonderfully detailed and colourful shot imaginatively presented.

Regards - B.
don't think they will be stocking my team though! Not that well known as the big names here. B.

Ciao Luciano, me la potevi riportare quella dell'Inter, graziosa composizione, cosa non si inventa la gente per spillare soldi ai turisti..., bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9697 W: 144 N: 24353] (119815)
  • [2014-01-15 6:48]
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Hi Luciano,
I can't appreciate fully this picture as I do not know the teams nor players. I remember only Zibi Boniek, in fact in Juventus, but he is already old, so YOU do not know him. Maybe I should learn something as my granddaughter goes for football trainings. She has a shirt from Portugal representation :)
I saw often matryoshkas with Russian politicians, maybe you have also with Berlusconi?

Ciao Luciano,
Une jolie présentation de ces poupées russes en version sportive. Du football au rugby, en passant par le hockey sur glace, le sport est bien représenté et chacun peut y trouver sa mascotte préférée. Bon cadrage et belle qualité d'image. Une bonne idée bien exploitée.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15138 W: 159 N: 26468] (138792)
  • [2014-01-15 7:43]

Ciao Luciano
Drôle de poupée, c'est pas trop pour truc mais chacun ces gouts et puis le prix!!! .....le top c'est qu'il a plein de couleurs et le cadrage excellent
Belle journée

Hello Luciano,
It is a wonderful and timely presentation when the media is having a boom with the best player award.
Nice rows of wooden dolls - colorful and funny.
A very good find and a very good compact shot.
With regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13487 W: 295 N: 26839] (107821)
  • [2014-01-15 8:36]

Ciao Luciano,
very nice the tight frame with all these dolls to are dedicated to the most well known and important football players.The fallen light on the selves, bring out the details and the characteristics of them.


Dobro vece.
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazani suveniri, lepe boje.
Lepi suveniri raznih boja sa junacima iz sporta.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Good footage and contrast nicely displayed souvenirs, beautiful colors.
Beautiful souvenirs of various colors with the heroes of the sport.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.

Most times this is called "Babushka" and usually with a lady depicted painting's, Luciano.
("Babushka" is "Grandmother" in Russian) First time I see such items with men on, and football players.
Fine colorful image, well spotted on display.
Buona serata,

Ciao Luciano,
anch' io tiffavo per la Juve da lontano -eccetto quando giocava con Panathinaikos:) Ho smesso quando e' partito Del Piero:) Da un paio d' anni non conosco molte cose e mi preoccupo perche' non posso riconoscere i giocatori in questa foto di gruppo. Nei prossimi mesi devo preperarmi per il Mondiale:) Mi piace molto la giocosita' e la gioia della tua foro. L' inquadratura stretta esalta i colori ed il grande assortimento di espressioni tipiche. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9175 W: 157 N: 14661] (120673)
  • [2014-01-15 9:38]

Witaj Luciano!
Interesting exhibition, very impressive.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Well done.
Good evening

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3176 W: 0 N: 7206] (53465)
  • [2014-01-15 9:43]

Very nice set of different kickers, without borders, without rivalry. Attractive shot. Well seen

Oh, Caro Luciana, I'm Liverpool, though I'm not sure who the player is meant to be!

I'm splitting my time, this evening, between TE and Manchester City, who are playing in the FA cup against Blackburn Rovers.

I have to say, you have used the rule of thirds perfectly! Your players look sharp and eager for play. Whether their play will be sharp ... ah, that is another matter!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10283 W: 175 N: 17333] (76847)
  • [2014-01-15 15:34]


the globalism hit the matriuscas too. haha. very curious use of the traditional russian dolls transformed by a sportiest mood. curious and well shown.



Hello Luciano,
beautifully this picture has been taken. Colors, sharpness, clarity and I like your POV. Perfectly well done. Tfs. It is so cute.
All the best,

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Il faut saluer l'idée du personnage créateur des ces figurines.
L'image ne manque pas d'humour et d'originalité.
Très bonne réussite.

Hello dear Luciano,
Topclass theme, topclass capture of those wonderfull "Soccer Matruschka" s on the showcase of a Souvenier Shop in Prague !
Nice framing and good crop.
TFS and best regards

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2014-01-16 2:59]

Ciao caro Luciano,

Although I'm not a great fan of football, I can fully appreciate how many football fans would love to get their hands on some of these delightful dolls! Nice too that you have shown us a map just in case we want to go and buy some!

A wonderfully colourtrful and striking photograph with spot-on exposure and excellent details and clarity too.


Kind Regards,


Hello Luciano,
there appears to be a doll for every sport and a nation,they certainly make an eye catching photo.
Your framing and presentation are as usual impeccable.
Best wishes Les.

Bonsoir Luciano
Un beau plan serré et une bonne gestion de la lumière donnent un bon effet graphique à cette image qui claque également par ses couleurs.
Bonne soirée

Ciao Luciano,
vedo che oltre al calcio ce ne sono anche di baseball, football americano ed hockey. ottimi colori e crop.
la mia fortunatamente e' seminascosta sulla sinistra. meglio cosi' visto l'annata non felice.

Ciao Luciano
Molto interesante e simpatica foto
purtropo non stanno tutte le squadre
quando ero piu giovane facevo tifo di Panatinaikos di Atene ma sempre Forza Juve
cari saluti

Hello Luciano.
A stunning and highly original composition, with a perfect framing of shelves and figures, their striking colorful, gives a fantastic touch to the composition, I would not buy any, because I am not a follower of soccer ....
The brightness and sharpness are also perfect.
Have a good weekend.
All the best.

excellent tight and up close frame.really like the interesting and colorful frame.nicely thought out.

Ciao Luciano
io non amo nessuno e il calcio mi concilia il sonno, ma la cattura è molto bella e vedo che ci sono molti club di fama internazionale.
Piacevolissima la composizione, ottimi i colori r nitidezza eccellente.
Ciao e buona serata
P.S. - anche in famiglia c'è uno iuventino: mio figlio

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2014-01-17 12:30]

Hi Luciano,

Very amusing photo of useless things for sport fans and something for everyone. I note that a least Three sports are represented soccer, American football and basket. I note that there is also a Swedish flag but the dolls on that shelf are unfortunately outside the frame. TFS and have a nice weekend!

Kind regards,


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  • jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1857 W: 2 N: 3792] (14024)
  • [2014-01-17 17:54]

Ciao Luciano,

Well, this is an easy one for me as a baseball fan...I'll take the Yankees! :) If you find an OM (Olympique de Marseille) one though, would you pick it up for me? :) This is a fun and colorful collection of novelty items that would surely find their way into my wallet, I'm a sucker for a good souvenir. A great composition and idea to frame this with so many interesting little figures to create one larger image. Sharp focus and detail as always, this makes for a bright and cheery photo. Enjoy the weekend.

Friendly wishes,


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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2014-01-18 10:59]

Olá Luciano,

in Brazil I'm Fluminense, but with the result of the last Brasilian club football tournament I be very sad with the result since my club was almost send to B series but after penalty of other clubs it still in A series. a very bad result to me.

Lovely capture.

Hi Luciano
yes, i remember these funny shops in Prague :)
I didn't want to spend too much time in them as it takes away from venturing out into the city :)

love the crop and cut you made, and the colors really come out well. Its a fun and cute kind of photo, works well to capture our attention.

nice culture shot too.

Hello Luciano,
This is fun. I am not sure which one that I would choose! You close framing and black border are very good showing all the details.
Kind Regards, Ann

Hi, Luciano,
Wow! I see the Russian traditional Matryoshka toy got new ideas in the sport theme. Amazing and expensive souvenirs, but I think it is good business in this place.
Thanks for so funny post!
Best wishes from Russia!

Ciao Luciano!
Io Roma!! Rieccoci! Molto divertente oltre che ben realizzata! La matrioska dello sport, niente male!!Tanti saluti e un grande 2014!!Nino.

Ciao Luciano,
Un très bon cadrage sur ces célèbres figurines. Très original, bravo!

Ciao Luciano,
purtroppo, e dico purtroppo perché da un po' di tempo tira brutta aria a casa Inter, sono Interista… ma al di là di questo non posso non apprezzare una foto che sposa perfettamente il mio genere, fatto di dettagli e bei colori!!! ottimo il taglio!

Ciao Luciano,
La Juventus è anche l'equipo che "tifo" nel Calcio, ma in Europa, preferisco il Barça (ho abitato 4 mesi in Barcellona), e in Francia, è l'OM. Hai
lavorato l'inquadratura con grande efficacia. Bel taglio intorno a quelle bambole russe calciatori.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2014-01-21 12:29]

Ciao Luciano,
fine theme, good idea and shot. Friends all told you. Picture I like, too.
Have a nice evening.

Hi Luciano
It's an eyecatching shot which fortunately hasn't bypassed your eyes, good colours and the inclusion of pattern works well, Congrats
Best regards

Très belle présentation de ces poupées russes originales de sport
Belles couleurs

Hi Luciano,
Interesting soccer figures. Now you'r making me curious as to which Turkish soccer team was represented in the row right above the top of the frame.
Nice colors and patterns.

Ciao Luciano
Funny and well captured mamushkas representings countries that will play at World Championship at Brasil
Not a fan, but happy to see there are a full familly of the Barca (five)including one with number and name of Messi ( ARGENTINE )
Pity you crop the argentine ones , only the flag at the top right

Godetevi Domenica

Caro Luciano

hehehehe é facile di indovinare ;) Carini questi giocatoli, adoro il grafismo, il taglio stretto e gestione della luce e riflessi della finestra. Hai un buon occhio. Bravo!

Un abbraccio

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  • mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 630 W: 7 N: 391] (1466)
  • [2014-02-06 12:18]

Hello Luciano

I like the humour! Mine would have to be Liverpool! If Luis Suarez is inside he may bite me when I open the doll!

Great fun!



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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46933)
  • [2014-02-07 12:21]

Hi Luciano!
Seems everything is good to get some money from the tourists:)! You got a very good shot with them, they are really colourful and eyecatching. I like the composition!

Hello Luciano - thanks for the welcome back on my latest shot! What a cool collection you found here, from the sports of the world (and of course only a few given to the American sports of baseball and football, but I appreciate the inclusion). Well framed here, with the pattern broken by the smaller dolls at center, right next to the Juventus representative! Thanks.


So funny shop Luciano, many original items are available and I admit that they're well designed and can be a souvenir of a stay in Praha. I like soccer and I observe that art items of english premier league, liga and calcio teams are available, good evening

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2014-04-15 3:17]

Hi Luciano,

You're capturing well these dolls by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the dolls of star players of many kind of sports. I can see the star of baseball, american football, soccer, ice hokkey etc in here. It looks like an interesting business strategy handling the doll.

Kind regards,

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