If you've ever been to Italy, there's a good chance that you've been to Florence. This Tuscan gem draws millions of visitors every year to its gothic-striped duomo and Renaissance piazzas. It's a short train ride from Rome, and though I don't get there as often as I'd like, I try to pop up for a … Continue reading Snapshots from the Streets of Florence
“All things change; nothing perishes." – Ovid The Baths of Diocletian, once an ancient Roman day spa and pleasure palace, so to speak, are partially preserved and have been converted into a museum of ancient art and artifacts. Here are some photographs of antique Roman statuary in the gallery of their sculpture garden.
This is a little photo essay about one of my favorite neighborhoods in Rome, the Rione Monti. Stretching from the Forum across the Esquiline and Viminal hills, the neighborhood of Monti has an ancient legacy and charm to spare. As old as the Eternal City itself, Rome’s first rione was the birthplace of Julius Caesar and … Continue reading Local Color: Rione Monti
Last Sunday some of the lovely Instagrammers in Rome put together an afternoon photowalk on the Caelian Hill. It's always fun to meet other local photographers, and Instameets seem to draw out the friendliest people. This was the fourth I've attended, and I can't recommend them enough. As you shoot your way through town in … Continue reading An Instameet on the Caelian Hill
"Rome is its own worst enemy," my mom quipped the other day. I was complaining to her about the trash in the Quirinal garden, across from the Presidential Palace. Tourists from around the world stream past, snapping photos of the monument to the carabiniere that sits at its center, so one would think that the … Continue reading Roma Imperfetta
I'd like to post some photos from last month, because April is one of my favorite times of year in Rome. The sunlight is warm, the afternoons grow noticeably longer, and the city slowly starts to bloom. Wind-swept flower petals turn up in the fountains and once-sagging vines grow lush with fresh leaves. Camellia trees … Continue reading Signs of Spring
Rome's Capitoline Hill is an architectural jewel at the heart of the city, rising elegantly above the chaos of Piazza Venezia and the Via dei Fori Imperiali. For the ancients, the Capitol represented the seat of divine power and the rule of law. Monumental temples to Juno and Jupiter were erected here, towering over the … Continue reading The Capitoline Hill
Hello from Rome! It’s been a long time but I am back on my blog. I’ve got zillions of stories and photos to share since the last time I wrote on here, and new adventures always on the horizon. A lot has happened since I first started this blog: I finished my Masters degree in … Continue reading Eccomi! I’m Back!
"I went up into the rarefied skies of my most fantastic imagination and set off cascades of fireworks. Fantasy and ingenuity broke forth, with complete indifference not merely to what people would say but even to what was practical. I sought only an absolute freedom of expression, and a daredevil approach, with no fear." … Continue reading Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Shocking Life”
I love rings. My hands feel strange if I'm not wearing one. I've amassed a collection of gaudy cocktail rings over the years, most of them salvaged from thrift shops and antique stores, and I usually go for the multi-color and sparkly variety. Lately I've toned it down a bit though, opting for simple and … Continue reading Fashion Note: Dangerous Digits