Rome, the Eternal City

12-16 April, 2011

The Colosseum

        

The Arch of Constantine

  

The Roman Forum

       

River Tiber, Ponte Fabricio and Isola Tiberina

  

The Pantheon

     

La Tazza D’Oro coffee shop, Giolitti’s gelateria and my pompelmo rosa (pink grapefruit) gelato

  

The Spanish Steps

  

The Vatican, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square and Castel Sant’ Angelo

     

Ponte Sant’ Angelo

  

Piazza Navona

  

Piazza del Popolo

  

MAXXI Museum of modern architecture, design, art (and my walk there)

      

Risorgimento (Italian unification) monument – Vittorio Emmanuelle and Trajan’s Column

     

Via Appia Antica – Appian Way – Ancient Roman road – Regina Viarum (Queen of Roads)

     

Street scenes

        

My perfect Italian meal – carciofi alla Romana (artichokes Roman style), pizza Margherita, glass of vino rosso

To end this post, a poem I found in Rome (on the Isola Tiberina, actually), “Sul Fiume Tevere” (“On The River Tiber”) which may have been written by Gémino H. Abad in 2009, ends:

Il suo mitico re, io pure, che vengo da lontano

In Roma straniero, lotto per trovare quella forza

Che intreccerà la morte con il riso

(I too, coming from afar, a stranger

In Rome, strive to find that strength

that shall wreathe death with laughter)

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About middleeuropeanmelancholy

64 year old Australian born male. Into travel, poetry, philosophy, music, popular physics, mathematics (especially topology)...
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