Photographer's Note

ENGLISH: This is the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples. Probably my favourite place in my favourite city in the world. The Piazza was named for the plebiscite of 2 October 1860 that brought Naples into the unified Kingdom of Italy. As ancient as Italy is, I find it amazing that Italy as a unified state is only 140 years old. It explains too why Neapolitans will often call themselves Neapolitan before calling themselves Italian ;)

The church you see on the right is San Francesco di Paolo built in the 16th Century. This Piazza is the largest in Naples. It is surrounded by so many wonderful treasures: the amazing Bay of Naples (to the far left out of frame), Il Vesuvio (which was at my back in this POV), the Gran Caffe Gambrinus (to the right of the church), the Gallery Umberto, Teatro San Carlo and Royal Palace all to the far right of the frame. And if you were to go underground from where I stood, you would see the fascinating catacombs of Naples!

Canon 5D
ISO 160
28mm using 24-105mm lens
Pattern metering

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Additional Photos by Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5609 W: 342 N: 12455] (60342)
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