MM 3-9 Closed Monochrome Madness

Last week MM was on pause but since two weeks ago my contribution on the subject of “Closed” didn’t arrive in time, it is included this week.

I took the photo in Orbetello at the start of a lovely walk with uncle and bestia along the lagoon with many great views and little surprises about a month ago. The town lies on the peninsula inside the lagoon where in World War II. fighter planes found it easy to take off and land. What they did in between we better leave be.

These days the town looks like it took some hits itself (again, might have, when two members of a household end up on different sides in a war, that war is not brought up in arguments). For sure it was once a bit more splendid. But it’s still a cosy place to stroll with a nice corso that reminds me of Čopova street in Ljubljana. But since I shop about twice a year I’m there just as rarely.

Below first there is the monochrome as submitted to the MM challenge and then the photo as it was taken. Then the images follow as they were revealed before my eyes. We even found a sportsman. In Italy they are applauded with slight disbelief that some people truly wish to exert themselves in this way. He needn’t row! There are pathways to go around on foot. Or cars.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-9: Monochrome Madness

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the elegiac feeling of the black and white photo. And – I also really like the last picture – with the clouds in the sky like that, dwarfing the scattered buildings. You do get such a feeling of this place’s time having passed and that it is small now upon the earth.

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. It’s a peculiar place. I’m glad I got that feeling across.

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