July 29, 2022 at 12:39 am

12 Times People Snapped “Accidental Renaissance” Photos

by Matthew Gilligan

Once in a while, you capture an image that looks like it’s from a different era.

And we like to refer to those snapshots as “Accidental Renaissance” photographs.

Enjoy these 12 examples that look like they could have been painted centuries ago.

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1. When in Bruges.

Captured that bird flying at the perfect moment.

In Bruges. Fairytale Town from AccidentalRenaissance

2. This woman looks like she’s from a different century.

What a beautiful shot!

Woman sits by the window of a Lviv-bound train. AP from AccidentalRenaissance

3. This is a really gorgeous photograph.

This is an example of perfect timing.

Horse man from AccidentalRenaissance

4. Repairing the windows.

In what appears to be a very old building.

Hildegarde repairing the windows from AccidentalRenaissance

5. The light coming through the window makes this one perfect.

Looks like a painting from centuries ago.

The farmer’s supper from AccidentalRenaissance

6. This guy apparently had a pretty rough night.

Sleep it off…and by the way, nice photo!

Accidental Caravaggio: my brother’s hangover, 2013 from AccidentalRenaissance

7. Perfect timing on every single aspect of this pic.

It looks like time stood still.

The Baptism. Mtskheta, Georgia. 📷 Zolotovphoto from AccidentalRenaissance

8. Staring at the world from the window.

The bag and the shoes are the only things that make it look modern.

At the window in versailles from AccidentalRenaissance

9. I wonder if he’s unhappy with his stitches…

Or maybe with what happened to him that evening…

Low quality. Blame the ambulance guy from AccidentalRenaissance

10. Dad had no idea how good this photo was.

But now he’s getting the recognition he deserves!

This photo dad nonchalantly posted in family chat. from AccidentalRenaissance

11. Capturing the golden hour.

Looks pretty nice, doesn’t it?

Golden hour in France (on film) from AccidentalRenaissance

12. Whoever keeps telling you this is absolutely correct!

This is a really great one.

I keep getting told that this is Renaissance-like? from AccidentalRenaissance

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