Monday, March 1, 2010

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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.

8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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...

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

    Gran imágen.
    Un abrazo, josé luis.

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

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