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This photo shows the garden of Monet’s house in Giverny, in the north of France (Normandy). I like this photo very much because there are contrasting colours with the sky but it also makes me feel relaxed and at peace with my body and soul. I went to Giverny two years ago with my wife and my daughter, Camilla, who is studying in Paris as linguistic researcher.
Monet’s House it’s full of pictures by the great artist with elements and particular views of the garden. Walking into the garden is like being in a painting and here I have come to understand the artist’s greatness .
This is a photo I took in Brooklyn, New York City. I was walking with my mother, my cousin and her daughter to go to Brooklyn Museum and at some point we saw some people who was disguised like in a Brazilian carnival. Continuing along the street, there were more and more people: it was the West Indian Day Parade. We positioned ourselves at the side of the parade and saw a crowd of all ages, proud and smiling, who were dancing to dancehall music, with beautiful colorful costumes and which were so happy! This crowd made me happy.
After that we went to visit the Brooklyn Museum. There was a beautiful, interesting exibition on black feminism: “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85”.
That was my second time in New York and I love this city for its dynamism, for its hospitality and for its open-mindedness. But unfortunately all of these things now are being threatened.
I want to talk about of the photo I took of my cats. Their names are Barbi and Caligola.
The white kittie was the last to be hired. He was born four months ago.
He’s a handful. He wakes me up early for food. He meows until he gets his food.
She was born one year ago. She is a snuggles. When I get home and I am sitting on the couch, she jumps on my legs and purrs. It’s always nice to be with them.
I have visited many gardens in my life, but here I would like to talk about the rock garden in Chandigarh. It is very different from conventional gardens as there are no trees or plants in it.
I went there last year with my family. We saw a lot of places like the Rose Garden, Sukhna Lake, the Mini-Zoo and the Rock Garden.
The Rock Garden by Nek Chand is very interesting because it is made entirely of trash. We spent two hours there and took a lot of photographs. It is a unique garden that consists of various art objects. But the best thing about the Rock Garden is that each of its artworks has been made by using waste material.
The Rock Garden has become immensely popular. People come from all over the world to see this amazing garden.
Gurpal Singh Jopal
Editor’s Note: It reminds me of the Parc Guell in Barcelona. It is clearly well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
One of my favourite photos is this one of my daughter Julia. I took the photo in the summer of 2013 (in July) when I was on holiday in Italy with my family (with my wife, our two daughters – Julia and Sara, our nephew Maciek, and my mum).
We were in Italy for two weeks, mainly in Rome, but we spent one day in Assisi – and there is where I took this photo.
I like this photo because it reminds me of the beauty of the world and the true meaning of life. Saint Francis of Assisi looks with calm in the distance. My older daughter Julia, who was then 9 years old, first tried to see what the poor little man of Assisi was looking at, then she thought and leaned on his shoulder. Time stopped. We were tired after a day of sightseeing but happy. Assisi is a beautiful place where everyone can experience peace and beauty. Julia reminds me of Saint Francis of Assisi because she is a good-hearted girl who is sensitive to other people and the beauty of nature.
I have the photo on my computer with other photos of Italy. I like to go back to it. On my next vacation I would like to go to Assisi with my family again, this time for a few days.
I would like to describe my favourite photo.
I took this photo last July when I was in New Ross, a small town near Dublin in Ireland. I hosted by an Irish family to learn English.
When I arrived in the center of town with these people I saw a ship moored in the river. They told me that ship was called Dunbrody Famine. It is most important for the town and population because many people emigrated in 1847 to Quebec on board this ship.
Among the emigrants in 1849 were the ancestors of President Kennedy.
Some days later I went on a guided tour inside the Dunbrody Famine ship where I could see and hear about the bad condition in which people travelled in order to change their lives.
When I was inside there I felt very moved because I thought of the African people who emigrate every day to Italy in the same bad conditions.
I like this photo because the ship is very historical and beautiful. But I also love hope, freedom and love for life. it moves me every time I see it.
One of my favourite photos is this one of the Paris roofs.
I took this photo in April of 2015 when I was an holiday with my family in Paris, in France.
That morning, my dad and I went to the Pompidou Center museum.
The Center is a great architectural work and we didn’t want to miss it.
Indeed my dad is an Architect and at that time I was studying to became an architect.
The art collection was wonderful but I really loved the roof terrace!
The building was in the center of Paris and it was quite tall so we could see a lot of buildings and monuments.
There was a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower! In the background there were some great skyscrapers.
The roofs were special because they were made of slate and they contrasted with the sky.
I love this photo because it reminds me a wonderful trip with my parents and my uncles.
I have this photo on the screensaver of my computer as well as on my iPhone.
One of my favorite photos is the one where my girlfriend is in the garden of our hotel room. I took it last summer while we were in Sardinia. I love this photo because it encapsulates all the beauty of the holiday. Obviously my girlfriend posted the photo on every social network.
Hi Michael, one of my favourite photos is one of my mum Ada.
I took the photo on 6 May of 2016, when we were celebrating her birthday.
We were in a restaurant in Rome. It is a very special restaurant, because inside it looks like a forest, so there are trees with the branches that reach to the ceiling. In the middle of photo is my mum. When I took the photo, my mum was smiling and clapping her hands, because it was time to blow out the candles. That night mum was 50 years old.
I really like this photo because the room is dark, but the candles on the cake illuminates my mother’s face, so her beautiful smile and bright eyes capture all the attention. It reminds me of a lovely night, we had a good time and my mum was always cheerful.
I have the photo on my phone in my favourite photos and on my computer with other photos of that wonderful night.
Carlo Antonio Writes:
While I was looking for some photos stored on my pc. I found this photo, which is very quaint !
I believe it is sure . Now I remember ! It is during a training course for my job.
The subjects were highly attractive and juicy. Very easy to understand the subjects……………………
Sorry it’s a prank . My wife took a picture of me during a wonderful trip to Munich.
One of my favourite photos is this one of the Tower Bridge in London.
I took the photo two years ago on a short holiday with my wife and her parents.
We were near the Thames embankment. In the centre of the scene is the Tower Bridge and behind it the Shard.
I love this photo because I like the contrast between old and modern architecture.
I have the photo in my phone and on my Instagram.
Here below you can find the story of a special photo :
This photo was taken in June 2015 in Brussels. The picture shows a moment in a re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo. Two hundred years ago, on June 18th, 1815 there took place one of the most dreadful battles in European history. At that time, sixty seven thousand British and forty eight thousand Prussians joined to fight against seventy four thousand French who wanted the control of all European States. This date the armies of the Duke of Wellington and of Field Marshal von Blücher won against Napoleon’s soldiers. The dead were more than twenty five thousand and the wounded were nearly ten thousand. After that the United Kingdom exiled Napoleon to the island of St Helena.
In the photo we see British soldiers march against French army and some officers on horse are giving orders. The photos is full of smoke all around the landscape.
It was very exciting for me to watch and participate in this representation. There were thousands of people, full of emotion and historical elements. I felt great.
This photo was taken two years ago in Fregene.
This picture shows a sunset over the sea.
When the sun sets, the sky takes on many colors.
This is really the most beautiful time of day.
When I can I go to the sea in the evening to enjoy this spectacle.
My favorite picture is this one and when I look at it, I feel calm.
My favourite picture is one with me and my niece. I am holding her in a tender embrace and we both have our eyes closed.
The photo was taken by my brother who wanted to capture that moment. I have uploaded it to the Internet. I got plenty of likes in a short time.
But my really favourite photo is of me and my friend where we are smiling.
When I took this photo I was in NY in late 2013, in August with my girl friend, Carmen. This was our first time outside Europe and our first time in NY (since then I have been twice more).
In the photo I took Brooklyn bridge, one of the most important bridges in the World. Carmen and I were very excited… We were looking at the landscape and the lights… while the camera stayed on its tripod…
The photo was taken from “Dumbo”, a park in Brooklyn near the bridge, on a Canon EOS 650D. It was a warm evening and it was 7 PM (we were very hungry but this panorama was so beautiful!!!!).
I think that this photo is one of the best that I have ever taken. I love NY and I love photography!
This photo is a Selfie and was taken two years ago in Milan.
I went to a conference with my collegues who are in the photo.
We work together in Rome.
I love this photo because it reminds me of a beautiful moment when we were all happy not only for the course but also because we spent a few days having fun.
These occasions are intended for work but they are especially important because I think that working in harmony is the secret of success.
One of my favourite photos is this one of me and my grandfather.
This photo was taken in the Spring of 1994, when I was a child, during a village festival but I don’t remember who took it.We were in the central square of Torvajanica. There were lots of people, who were walking and looking around.I was in the middle of the square in the arms of my grandfather and I was eating a big sandwich!I love this photo because it reminds me of a lovely day with my grandfather whom I loved very much.I have the photo on my desk and my cell.
This is my daughter at her first important party.
She spent an entire afternoon getting dressed.
Kildy her Brother helped her, to look wonderful. The party went very well, and she was very happy.
Maria Elena writes:
In the centre we can see an elephant rising the trunk.
In the background there is a lot of plants and it l’ok as if they are in the jungle.
Giuliano writes: “My favorite photo is the victory of the Lazio team in the European Super Cup in 1999, while the captain of the team Alessandro Nesta was lifting the cup.
In the center of the photo Nesta is holding the cup high. Behind him are some players celebrating the victory. From left to right they are:
Dejan Stankovic, Marcelo Salas (who scored the winning goal), Giuseppe Favalli, Diego Simeone, Marco Ballotta and Paolo Negro. On the left next to Nesta is Prince Albert of Monaco, applauding the players.
Marco took this photo in Morea, Polynesia:
My favorite picture is this one, taken in the summer of 2010 in the clear waters of a small island in French Polynesia called Morea. This island is opposite Tahiti. A Polynesian woman took us in her boat to see the fauna and flora of these seabeds.
I remember perfectly the blue coral, the smell of shells which is the perfume of life, rain and small sharks. The photo was taken by her, I cannot remember her name, but she was very beautiful, with long black hair and wore a sarong and blacks and a necklace of blue flowers on her head. She gave us some pieces of fresh tuna with which we could play with the stingrays and birds.
It was enough to stand still in the water with the arm raised and a piece of tuna in my hand that small birds came to pick him up.
Every time I look at this picture I think of this wonderful adventure that will never return and I can only imagine to be there again.
Leonardo took this picture on holiday in Saudi Arabia:
I took this photo on the sly. I was in Saudi Arabia, in the winter of 2009 during my Christmas Holidays.
I was with my parents in a mall in Riyadh, one of the places where contradictions become apparent.
In front of me was a group of women. All women wear the same dress, known as an “Abaya”. One shape, one color: black. Only the eyes sometimes remain visible.
When I took the photo the mall was open but the shops were closed because it was time for prayer. During the day there are five prayer times and everything stops.
I hope that this world, so closed at the moment, will give way to an equitable democracy.