Friday 20 March 2009

Postcards from Rome: Colour and Light

Rose Rosse e Tulipani
Red roses and tulips
Gracing a restaurant table
at Rome's prettiest little piazza.
Piazza S. Ignazio

My Favorite Corner
One of the world's most beautiful city squares,
Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio.
Roman Capitol Hill

Arance Tarocco di Sicilia
Tarocco oranges from Sicily
Unequalled flavour.
Campo de' Fiori

Red-and-White Checkered Tablecloth
Yes, this is Rome too.
Somewhere between the Pantheon
and Fontana di Trevi.

The Colours of Rome
Sunlight caressing a brick-red façade
and a large green leaf.
Trastevere Quarter

Alfresco Romano
On top of the Spanish Steps,
diagonally opposite Villa Medici,
Ristorante Ciampini's terraces
offer spectacular rooftop views and excellent food.
Piazza Trinità dei Monti


My Rome
Photographed March 2009


All pictures are "clickable".
The first and the last image
- when clicked upon -
offer each a scene
from the movie "Big Night":
In case you are hungry,
make sure to have food nearby,
a multi-course authentic Italian dinner
is being served

If you are interested in the "Colours of Rome"
I recommend Marcella Morlacchi's articles
in the magazine "Roma ieri, oggi e domani",
published between 1988 and 1991
by Newton Compton Publishers, Rome.


  1. Thanks for these beautiful, colorful pictures from Rome.

  2. These brightend my day, Merisi. The floral arrangement is simple, yet the colors and textures are so rich. The colors of Spring....yes?

    ~Allie :D

  3. Beautiful colors also make our life colorful ;-)

  4. So beautiful! I just love the pictures from your trip. It really brightens my day when I come here!

  5. Beautiful photos and very nice post. Thanks for sharing Rome with me..

  6. That corner is surreal. Feels like an M. C. Escher painting.

  7. your blog is so nice to visit. great photos as always.

  8. Beautiful photos of Rome. Aaaaaah. And I haven't watched "Big Night" in a long time--that was such a treat--I love that movie. That last line..."My mother was such a terrible cook" just kills me. Priceless.

  9. Thank you all for your kind comments!

    that is such a keen observation and I agree, this corner could have been easily at least an inspiration to M.C. Escher! Imagine the genius of Michelangelo's reconfiguration of the piazza, that corner is but a very small part of the whole. Looking at this aerial view of Piazza di Campiglio, the image I captured is of the southern tip of it, such a small yet so grand part of the whole!

    oh yes, that movie is special to me too - the meatball scene is also hilarious. The Italian writer Tommasi de Lampedusa's decribes in his Sicilian novel "Il Gattopardo" (originally mistakenly translated as "The Leopard") another great "timpano" - only he names it a "pasticcio" -, with a pastry crust and even more special filling, pheasant and the like. I once went through the trouble and cooked one. Really quite simple, but at least a day's worth of preparation. ;-)

  10. Ah Rome's heavenly terra cotta reds...
    Where would she be without them?
    Thank you for catching them


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