Piazza Annunziata is one of the first piazzas that visitors to Barga come across when coming into the city for the first time but is generally perceived as a kind of transit piazza as people are moving further into the city towards the larger piazzas of Piazza Angelio and Piazza Salvo Santi.
All that changed recently (article here) with the opening of a new restaurant with Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani at the helm situated under Palazzo Mordini – the Locanda di Mezzo.
The dynamic pair of Francesco and Giulio have as their logo a light bulb with a fork in place of the filament and in their publicity they use the phrase “bringing ideas to the table” so as you would expect, their decor in the locale was going to be something special.
Since the opening night three weeks ago, the walls inside have been looking rather empty but last night all that changed as frames started appearing on the walls containing images which it has to be said, looked somewhat fresh.
Indeed they were as they were only captured minutes before, were printed and framed all in the time it took to eat a plate of pasta.
The photographer Stefano Tommasi, who has appeared on these pages many times (articles here), is the man behind the project.
Working with other photographers in the city he is intending to mount a series of lightning exhibitions in the Locanda di Mezzo over the next few months.
Watch this space.
The frames were specially designed and constructed by Mario and Glauco Aiosa from Arte Cornici Aiosa