OMG! Nuns have cell phones too!

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    I don't know why, but somehow it seems surprising to me that nuns in an ancient city like Rome would be talking on a cell phone. There's obviously nothing wrong about it ... but still ...

    Note: this photo was published in a May 26, 2009 blog titled "Make Sure Your Cellphone Will Work Abroad." And it was published in an undated (Mar 2010) Hot Mobile Phones blog with the same title as the caption I used for this Flickr page. It was also published in a Mar 18, 2011 Phone Electronics blog , with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written here on this Flickr page. And it was published in a May 5, 2011 blog titled "Tips for Making Calls Abroad." It was also published in a Jun 29, 2011 Articles and Resources blog , with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

    Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (late Mar 2012) blog titled Cell Phone and Its Utility in Today`s Scenario. It was also published in an Aug 6,2012 blog titled "Advances in mobile phones."

    Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a blog that has the longest title of any blog posting I've ever seen: "Sharp FX Plus Unlocked GSM Phone with Android 2.2 OS, 2MP Camera, Touchscreen, QWERTY Keyboard, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – BlackOMG! Nuns have cell phones too!", which also included the caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

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    These photos were taken during a week in Rome, at the beginning of December 2008. I was participating in a computer conference, but had some free time at the beginning and end of the trip; unfortunately, the weather was not very cooperative, and my photography efforts were sometimes interrupted by rain...

    The Daring Librarian and AntonioLeucci79 added this photo to their favorites.

    1. feliven 57 months ago | reply

      Thank you for a really beautiful picture! The mix between old and new, represented by the contrast of the newsstand and the chairs against the old architecture, and summarized by the nun using a cellphone... it's just awesome.

      But darn it, I want to know exactly where this was! :( I'm trying to find Caffè Napoleon in Rome using Google Maps, but I can only find it in Torino... Do you remember where you took this picture?

      Thanks again!

    2. Ed Yourdon 48 months ago | reply

      According to Google, the cafe is located at Vicolo Doria, 14 in Rome. I've now geotagged the photo, so you can see right where it's located...

    3. feliven 47 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much! =)

    4. Ed Yourdon 2 months ago | reply

      I have not looked at this photo for roughly four years ... but decided to do so this morning, after I noticed that someone had recently "faved it. I decided that the photo was entirely too dark and underexposed, so I did some tweaking: mostly I increased the exposure, but I also decreased the degree of shadows and the heavy blackness of several areas of the picture.

      I really could not do as much as I would have liked, because the original photo was shot in a JPG format. Back in 2008, I didn't realize how much more control one has with RAW images ...

      Anyway, I think it's a little better now.

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