An Evening Stroll, Via Sistina

An after dinner stroll along Via Sistina to the Spanish Steps. This narrow alley-like street ends with a view of a replica of the Flaminian Obelisk on the Piazza Trinità dei Monti. I think the red lights here contrast nicely against the twilight sky, giving the scene a relaxed vibe.

Mercati di Traiano (Mono X Color)

A man studying the large complex of ruins known as Trajan’s Market, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Thought to be the world’s oldest specially built retail arcade, they also doubled as administrative offices for Emperor Trajan. Although I didn’t wander around the interior of this place, it looked like a good place to …

Spiral (Mono x Color)

This week, I revisit some of my old photos and give them the black and white treatment. First up is the Vatican Museum spiral ramp in Rome, posted way back in April 2011. The curving lines and structured zones of shadow and light make it an excellent candidate for black and white shots. This was …

Eterna Roma

An almost-dusk shot of the eternal city, where my wife and I honeymooned (is that a word?). With its magnificent monuments, historic ruins, atmospheric back alleys and shoebox cafes, Rome will always have a special place in my heart.

Oceanus, Abundance and Salubrity

The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Made famous by the film Three Coins in the Fountain, it attracts hordes of visitors with their flying euros, all in the name of eternal love. Oceanus (or Neptune), the Roman water god, stands in the center while Abundance and Salubrity flank …