The Corridor of Maps

The Gallery of Maps, or Galleria delle carte geografiche (sounds more sexy in Italian), is a corridor containing 40 panels of maps depicting the regions of Italy. I particularly liked the intricately decorated ceiling in this corridor, which is well-lit enough to see the frescoes and carvings. At the risk of being too gimmicky, the …

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 …