Rome wasn’t built in a day. Indeed! From Pantheon built in 126 AD to Trevi Fountain 1762 along with new buildings that are being constructed today, the city has so much to offer. Along with her history, art and architecture, this blog post attempts to capture the liveliness of this beautiful city.
Postcards from Rome (April 2017)
The Pantheon Dome from inside
Selfie time: Tourist at Piazza Navona
Julius Caesar and a Seagull
Temple of Augustus
From the terrace of St. Peter’s Basilica
Sphere at the Vatican Museum replicating the one on the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica (dome seen in the background)
Two in a crowd: kids enjoying at a fountain in St Peter’s Basilica
The artist portrayed his contemporaries to represent ancient Greek philosophers. For example he portrays Leonardo da Vinci as Plato and Michelangelo as Heraclitus. At the extreme right of the painting the person looking towards the audience (us) is the self portrait of Raphael.
Windows Outlook: Looking out of the window 😉
Space for a quick chat: Gentlemen enjoying a chat over an ice cream in the middle of a street
Chasing the bubbles: Piazza del Popolo
Florist and tourists at Campo de Fiori
Fountain at Campo de Fiori. (There are many water fountains like this across the city that provide excellent drinking water. The water in these fountains flow continuously thanks to the ancient aquaducts ).
Market at Campo de Fiori
Foodies welcome: Food displayed at a local restaurant