ROME, ITALY
«03-08Octobre2022»


Photos © Ruud Leeuw


 

We hadn't been to Rome in decades, and after Genoa and Venice in recent times it was high time we went. On this long overdue visit to The Eternal City ('La Città Eterna') I tried to steer away from the obvious buildings and architecture and maintain, as much as possible, my focus on my interests: streetphotography, urban art and anything to do with photography.
But the backdrop remain of course a city so rich in history (the Kings, Popes, sackings and rebuilts) and culinary delights!
Enjoy!

PAGE ONE CLASSICO | PAGE TWO B&W | PAGE THREE STREETS | PAGE FOUR URBAN ART

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Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Campo de' Fiori ('field of flowers') is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona. The name dates to the Middle
Ages when the area was a meadow. I though this was a good place for streetphotography, as it was in 1991 for me,
but the reward here was minimal.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Blues musicians on the Ponte Cavour (afaik, not sure); they played an excellent tune.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Artists at play.

 


Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
A considerable number of people still wore the Corona masks.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
As in days gone past, handicraft shops are still present in Rome.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
A ridiculous number of people around the fountain at the foot of the Spanish Steps.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
In the Villa Borghese grounds.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Also in the grounds of the Villa Borghese: a special day for them.

 

Dante and playthings
Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Lucky encounter!

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
People getting married have gathered at the Piazza del Campidoglio, Capitoline Hill. People dressed to the hilt.
This hilltop square was designed by Michelangelo, it's lined with museums & offers nearby views of the Roman forum.

 


Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Capitoline Hill

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
The faces of these people tell their tales.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Polizia Roma Capitale. Rome is kept safe by a number of different polices forces.

Some history: 'In AD 24, the Lex Visellia was passed in order to attract recruits, as not many were willing to join the Vigiles initially. The Lex (=law) Visellia offered full citizenship and a monetary stipend to the Vigiles following six years of service.
The Vigiles were originally stationed in private homes and city buildings. By the mid 2nd century, special quarters were built to accommodate them. Sub stations, holding 30 to 49 men, were added as the city expanded. The Vigiles patrolled the streets, especially at night.'

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
A sight you don't see much more!

 

Nighttime..
Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
Pub Fonclea, for Guinness and a Lazio speciality: 'Cacio e pepe!' It's a sort of spaghetti, simple & delicious.
There's Live Music here too, but we'll try that next time!
Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw
After a nice meal it's time for 'gelato italiano'.

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw1987
Suddenly I realized I recognized this spot: I had been here before! Left 2022, Right 1987!

 

More streets at night..
Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

Travelogue Rome 2022 - by Ruud Leeuw

 

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See also my early visits to Rome 1987 + 1991

 

 

 

Created 10-Nov-2022 | Updated 11-Nov-2022