The Hungarian PM decided to upload this image to his Facebook:

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From other news, I know he is in italy. I am interested in the specific location. Could you help?

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    The FB post: facebook.com/orbanviktor/posts/384010416429896
    – Nayuki
    Commented Aug 29, 2021 at 2:14
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    This really seems like a 'shop job. Is any of it genuine? Commented Aug 29, 2021 at 5:08
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    @chrylis-cautiouslyoptimistic-I was thinking exactly the same. The individuals seem very artificial, with a completely different color definition than the background and there are virtually no shadows under them. Commented Aug 29, 2021 at 7:41
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    @devouredelysium: It could be genuine. It does show several common signs of a bad Photoshop montage, such as the lack of shadows that you note, but sometimes real photos do look like that. In this case, the lack of definite shadows at least has an explanation: the foreground is all in the building's shadow. That's also why the background and foreground seem to have light coming from different directions. The odd colors might be Photoshop, but possibly just a selective color adjustment. And the weird poses of Orban and the guy with the pram make sense when you notice the strap Orban is holding. Commented Aug 29, 2021 at 14:26
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    The fakiness is a combination of phone camera filters (I’m guessing Samsung) and Instagram filter.
    – JonathanReez
    Commented Aug 29, 2021 at 15:59

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The pic was taken at Villa Rufinella (AKA Villa Tuscolana), Frascati, Italy. The steps leading upwards are also visible on Google Streetview (at the right):

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Since another pic from the same date at the Hungarian PM's facebook page was taken in Rome (in front of Santa Maria sopra Minerva), this pic must haven been taken somewhere nearby. The shadows cast indicate that the view goes to the east or southeast; the hills in the background indicated a location east or south of Rome (Tivoli, Castel Gandolfo, Frascati). Google Streetview allowed to check possible buildings.


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