I arrived at Castel Sant’Angelo about 8am and when I got to the rooftop I was alone. Nobody else appeared for 30 minutes and I was able to take a series of nice photos in all directions. I lived in Rome in the late 80’s early 90’s and it has sort of become (it became) my my adopted city overseas. It is an amazing city, not huge but full of treasure after treasure right there in the streets. The classic Latin feeling drips from every building. Life happens in Rome differently than almost anywhere else on Earth. How could it not?
Here is one of those photos looking across the city toward Piazza Venezia.
Today’s shot is from Campo dei Fiori in Rome. Look at these things! Penne all’arrabbiatta a bestia qua!
Was in Rome walking the streets checking things out. Came across this great political poster. Only in Italy would you see a poster like this where the message in Italian basically says “Get the F*@K out the way”
I first went to Rome in 1989. Rome (and Italy) in those days was completely different in terms of the mood of the city. The people were spending their Lire and things were half the price of what it would cost in dollars. 50.000 Lire? $25 bucks. 10.000 Lire? $5 bucks. One of my friends calls that period of time “frizzante“. Romans were riding around the city on their old school vespas and delivery men on their ape 3-wheelers. Rome in 1989 was like a movie. Here’s a shot from 1989 of course the Colosseum.
One of the best views of Rome can be had on the roof of the “Wedding Cake” in Piazza Venezia. Piazza del Popolo up at the far end of the street. Coolest city on Earth. Click the photo for high res takeover.
When I travel and have time, I tend to try an shoot photos that pick up on a bit of local life – normal day to day life. While spending a weekend in Rome I decided to get up very early on Sunday morning (5am early) and go walk the city. Just after the sun came up I found myself in front of the Pantheon as I was working my way over to Campo dei Fiori. I snapped this shot because I thought it was great to have here these two guys going about their way and collecting trash on their normal route, which just happens to be in front of the Pantheon (and probably a few other gems). That’s quite a beat.