Tagged: Rome



This articulated, ivory doll was found inside a sarcophagus along with the remains of a young girl, about five or six years old, in the paleo-Christian necropolis of Tarragona, Spain. December 2012.

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Store windows on the streets of Rome at night. The neon lights changed color every minute or so. October 2010.

Store Windows at Night, Rome




The School of Athens was painted between 1510 and 1511 by Raphael in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican City. Many of the figures are recognizable, particulary Plato and Aristotle at the central vanishing point. Seeing this fresco in person was one of the highlights of my trip. October 2010.

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The School of Athens, Raphael




Inside the Colosseum (Coliseum), an elliptical amphitheatre (built 72-80 AD and modified 81-96) in the center of Rome, Italy. It once sat 50,000 spectators. October 2010.

Inside the Colosseum, Rome




Our first night in Rome, my husband and I were conned into buying an expensive rose at the Piazza del Popolo. Thanks to this pushy seller — I insisted he let me take his picture — I found it was best to be rude to anyone shoving a rose in my face for the rest of the trip. Worked pretty well. Rome, Italy. October 2010.

Rose Seller, Rome




Woman lights candles in front of a reliquary that contains the chains of St. Peter at San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) church. Rome, Italy. October 2010.

Woman Lights Candles, Saint Peter in Chains




Chairs set up in Saint Peter’s Square for an outside service. Vatican City, Italy. October 2010.

Saint Peter’s Square Prepped for the Pope



The Trevi Fountain is the largest baroque fountain in the city. An estimated 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain each day, due to a legend that throwing a coin into the fountain ensures a return visit. Rome, Italy. October 2010.

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Originally a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant’Angelo has also been used as a fortress, a castle, and is now a museum. Rome, Italy. October 2010.

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Castel Sant’Angelo from Bridge