Monday, March 1, 2010


Piazza del Popolo

Unbelievable to think that a few years ago this majestic pededstrian zone was reduced to a parking lot, choked by traffic and chaos. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826. There are 3 churches in the piazza, and a central fountain with an Egyptian obelisk.
Some big event is being planned, because a huge stage is being built, and there are small gazebos popping up like mushrooms all over the open space.


  1. Years have passed since the last time I was in Rome, but this picture brought a little of it back. Thanks.

  2. It is indead good to get wrid of cars at some piazzas where they don't belong. Nice to see Rome from above.

  3. Roma, Roma you are so beautiful!
    With your post I recalled crazy style of Roma's auto drivers - very hot :-)).

  4. It continues to amaze «Louis» to see or read of places where the public executions were held. It is ghastly to think that not long ago, this was practically a spectator sport...

  5. Espectacular es mi mejor calificativo, guauuu...

    Gran imágen.
    Un abrazo, josé luis.

  6. I wonder which "big event" will take place, the venue is magnificent!
    Great point of view Ele. xxx


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