Sitting by the door in Rosemarino’s Italian restaurant, in the Clifton area of Bristol, after another long, photographic walk across the city.  I asked the staff if they minded me taking a few photos of the restaurant’s interior and they were fine and very friendly about it.  And as I lolled back, glorying in the expectation of some gorgeous grub, this scene was before me.

The rack of newspapers first caught my eye – what an eminently nice touch in a simple, relaxing, quality space like this.  But then there was the Italian actress – Sophia Loren? – very firmly fixed to the front door.  And behind her, seen through the glass of the door, a towering tree with Spring’s first bright leaves, set against the blue wall of a house.

The Full English Breakfast was delicious, very tasty – as opposed to just going through the motions of containing the right constituents as many breakfasts do.  And the staff were very willing to adjust the constituents to suit my tastes – definitely a place to visit again!

Click onto the image to open a larger version of this image in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: X-T2 with 55-200 Fujinon lens at 125mm (equiv); 1600 ISO; Lightroom, using the Provia/Standard film simulation; York Place, Clifton, Bristol; 21 Apr 2017.

About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. Meanderer says:

    Love this! I thought the actress at first was Gina Lollobridgida (spelt incorrectly, no doubt, but it gave me an excuse to write it 🙂 ), but I think it is La Loren.

    Also, has a topical element to it: blooming ‘Brexit’ in the Guardian headline!


  2. Bluebrightly, ah yes. The Italians. I feel complimented LOL.

    Nice capture, master. 😉❤ATP


  3. Looks and sounds wonderful!


  4. bluebrightly says:

    Amusing, with the actress photograph – lots to like – the idea of a selection of papers to read, nice weather outside, and a pretty woman to top it off – ah, the Italians. .

    Liked by 1 person

  5. steviegill says:

    Sounds like a great little cafe.


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