Photo Essay: Specters of the Ancients

“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.  

An Instameet on the Caelian Hill

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

Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Shocking Life”

"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”