|The Vatican, seen from the Vatican* (*on top of St Peter's cathedral)|
Rome impressed me. The views are impressive. You can't see, what you see, because you see too much, to see it all.
Enriched stimuli are thrilling, I agree. But don't you agree - a pinch of desaturation goes so well with the "wows" and "yays". Lets take a backyard in in the 1930's development area 'E.U.R.' in the south or Rome. There is nothing wrong with a bland view:
You enter a church with 'wows' and 'mmmmhs, sometimes even with a short laughter, because what you see surprises you. Slowly but steadily you discover calm amidst the visual spectacle. Keeping your head down, helps:
And I thought, Glasgow in desperate need of repair. haha!
|stairs without tripping - good condition|
Travertine is a very common stone, used for stairs and curbstones. And pillars. And walls. I would say Travertine is a stone that shapes Rome. Where does it come from? From surface quarries all over Italy, having spent a good time under water.
|The common sight of a modern shore, a plastic beach|
|Why am I holding my camera like a frog in my hand? I tried to protect it (the camera, not a frog) from sand grains.|
So this is it, the down-to-earth posting from Rome.
I think I'll stay at the Lido a little longer and watch the Romans, on a Friday afternoon, while the light is getting warmer.
Later we will head back to Rome, where we climb some hills.
Among these photos are some of my favourite Rome-shots. I agree, except for the first pic, those photos don't look a lot like Rome. Still, they feel like Rome to me. Even when the sign says 'ostia centro'. :-)