Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Last week I did a photoshoot with a Danish newlywed couple I met through Roma Every Day, and their two gorgeous daughters. We skipped on cobblestones, splashed in fountains and threw armfuls of leaves at each other in the park.
You can see more images we shot on Christina's Uni*C blog, along with their lovely seaside wedding pictures, also taken by friends and family.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
If you're a follower of the Sunday Bridge Series hosted by my friend and coffee maven «Louis» at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo, you'll have seen this week's post, a fantastic Alameda twofer. I'm raising his drawbridge and footpath, by bidding my Roman "three-fer:" Ponte Sisto (top) and Ponte Principe Amedeo Savoia Aosta (above), both seen from Ponte Mazzini.
Buona Domenica a tutti.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I love taking taxis. If I could afford it, I'd take taxis to go everywhere. I have fantasies of selling my car and using only taxis to get around the city. I even worked out that it could cost me less to take taxis than it is to keep a car, mintenance costs, gas, insurance, etc.
But then I never do it. I keep taking the bus, and when I absolutely must, I use my car and regularly get parking tickets. Which never would have happened if I'd just taken a taxi.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Italy celebrated its 150th anniversary as a unified nation last week, and it was a holiday. Green, white and red flags and decorations fluttered everywhere, schools closed for the day, and many people took Friday off for "ponte."
Here is the relaxed line for a table at a typical Roman trattoria.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Today the sun's been dancing in and out of the clouds, each time casting unexpected shadows on the ochre and terracotta wash of the Roman palazzi.
In spring these Plane trees (European sycamores) will be covered in beautiful foliage, and the dwellers of these riverside homes will no longer benefit from the direct rays of the sun.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
On my way back home from work, I can either take the #19 tram or the #926 bus. In this case I was riding the latter and photographing the former. In this point the two separate, each going separate routes. Both take me fairly close to home.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
The Campidoglio area––Rome's Capitoline hill––is closed off to traffic. This also means no parking anywhere at all times. But according to the sign in the top image, only wedding vehicles are allowed on the weekend.
Rome city hall celebrates civil marriages in its richly upholstered Sala Rossa, a spacious room decorated with red tapestries and gold finish. So unless you're saying, "I do" on Saturday and Sunday, you can forget driving up the 100-step stone incline.