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Old April 9th, 2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Rome - The Eternal City

Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.

Robert De Niro

Rome is definitely Rome. Which is why I decided to pay the wonderful place a second visit.

You can find my first thread here

1. Just like last time we once again begin in Piazza del Popolo. Once a place of executions and traveller's first view of Rome, today it is largely filled with tourists.

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2. Piazza del Popolo as seen from Pincio - one of the hills of Rome, however not one of the 7 hills.



3. Same.



4. Same place, same view, different day. It was raining for two days. Yeah I know rain in Rome? Dafuq?



5. St. Peter's Basilica. There was an open air mass going, I even saw the Pope!



6. The courtyard of Biblioteca Lancisiana. It was pouring it down like there's no tomorrow!



7. Can't remember exactly where this was, but somewhere in the old town, institute of sorts or something. The courtyard was filled with busts and life-size statues of Roman emperors. Good, bad, mad and dangerous!



8. Spot Hadrian!



9. Quattro Fontane. Too bad it was raining so hard. The fountains were commissioned by Pope Sixtus V and installed between 1588 and 1593. The figures of the four fountains represent the River Tiber (the symbol of Rome); the River Arno the symbol of Florence; the Goddess Diana; the symbol of Chastity; and the Goddess Juno, the symbol of Strength. The fountains of the Arno, Tiber, and Juno are the work of Domenico Fontana. The fountain of Diana was designed by the painter and architect Pietro da Cortona.



10. I guess I'll just have to come back again and take a decent shot.

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11. The Church of Santi Domenico e Sisto the campus church of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. Too bad it is often closed. The wall in the background is part of Villa Aldobrandini complex and it incorporates fortress-like wall, which I'd guess dates from the Dark Ages when anyone with money hid themselves in urban fortresses.



12. This one was taken from the church of Santi Domenico e Sisto. You can see the scale of the Villa Aldobrandini's wall more clearly here.



13. Santi Domenico e Sisto.



14. The church has a glacis wall too.



15. Villa Aldobrandini gardens.

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Nice pictures, plan to go there this summer!
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Old April 9th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #4
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16. Oranges on the Aventine! I wonder if you can eat them.

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17. Aventine. Spot the dome of St Peter's Basilica!

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18. A secluded walled lane leading up the Aventine hill, feels almost like countryside here.

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19. The view from the hill.



20. More.


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Great, very nice photos from Rome!
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Nice pictures, plan to go there this summer!
Hot and crowded I expect.
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though I've seen tons of photos of Rome, it still gives me pleasure to see more.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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7. Can't remember exactly where this was, but somewhere in the old town, institute of sorts or something. The courtyard was filled with busts and life-size statues of Roman emperors. Good, bad, mad and dangerous!
If I'm not mistaken that's Palazzo Mattei

Good series!
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If I'm not mistaken that's Palazzo Mattei Good series!
Oh right, thanks! We've discovered it completely by accident.

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though I've seen tons of photos of Rome, it still gives me pleasure to see more.
Thanks!
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21. Knights of Malta have their HQ here.



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24. Now a little walk in Trastevere.



25.

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27.

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Fantastic shots. Beautiful.
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I'm loving the reportage style. Fantastic!

Btw, I don't know if it's just me but some of the images are not appearing, specially in post 4 and post 11.
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I experience the same issue.

Wonderful shots of Rome!
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You guys can't see some photos or entire posts? It all works fine for me.

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In my case, I can't see image 16. 17. 18. 25. 26. 27. However, I don't know if Basnix is having "exactly" the same issue.
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How strange! Everything works just fine for me. I wonder why it's so.
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In my case, I can't see image 16. 17. 18. 25. 26. 27. However, I don't know if Basnix is having "exactly" the same issue.
I'm afraid it is the same for me; I can't see them either!
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Well, can you guys see those photos now?
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28.



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30. The Basilica of Our Lady in Trastevere. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s.



31. Up close.

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