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Closed up shops in Rome Italy | Wall Art

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In the heart of Rome, beyond the well-trodden paths of tourists, I was captivated by an urban scene that beautifully encapsulates the essence of decay and the passage of time. This photograph is an intimate exploration of a quieter, less seen side of Rome, focusing on a street lined with buildings that wear their history on their facades.

The scene is a rich tapestry of textures, from the weathered surfaces of the buildings to the intricate graffiti that adorns their shutters, each layer telling its story of the city's vibrant life and inevitable decay. Once bustling with activity, the abandoned storefronts now stand as silent witnesses to the changing times, each a testament to the cycles of growth and decline that define urban existence.

As I moved through this urban landscape, my lens was drawn to the intricate details that often go unnoticed—the way the light plays off the peeling paint, the stark contrast between the ancient architecture and the modern marks of graffiti, and the profound sense of stillness that pervades these spaces once filled with life. In these details, the beauty of Rome's urban decay comes to life, revealing a side of the city that contrasts deeply with its iconic grandeur but is no less captivating.

This photograph invites you to pause and reflect on the beauty found in decay, the stories behind the abandoned and the weathered, and the textures that speak of times gone by. It's a journey into the urban soul of Rome, capturing a moment of serenity amid the ceaseless march of time.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2010

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Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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