This is one of my favorite paintings from Galleria Borghese in Rome. The author was not familiar to me and I did not even record his name. Regretfully. But maybe you, like me, can just look at the boy holding the lighted candle, step into the past, and try to imagine the world through his … More Illuminated / WPC
Light that disperses the darkness. Here, in the church, the shining candle symbolizes not only the rays of sun that enable us to see the world around us, but also the spiritual light that points the way to God. The first photo is my favorite. It reminds me of cupped hands holding a little light … More Shine in the Darkness / WPC
The gardens that surround Villa Borghese in Rome have a long history. Established by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in 1605 from his former vinyard, the gardens are one of the most extensive in Rome. There is a number of fountains that refresh both body and spirit after a hot day in the city. My two favorites … More Fountains in Borghese Gardens / WPC
Selfie was not invented with the arrival of cell phones. It was invented in Roman times 🙂 And even then the quest for the ultimate selfie was already dangerous, tragic really, as evidenced by the poor soul below. Funny too, how the taking of the selfie also removed his clothing 🙂 My contribution to Weekly Photo … More Quest for the Ultimate Selfie / WPC
Musei Vaticani. My contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challennge – Stairs, Steps, Ladders. If you want to take another look at this fabulous staircase, you can look it up here.
This strong and expressive hand pressing into the delicate body was sculpted in marble by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famous Italian sculptor of the Baroque Era. The hand and the thigh belong to one of his beautiful sculptures, so full of passion – The Rape of Proserpina. I would leave it like that, just as a … More Bernini’s Details / WPC
My contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Signs.
Florence, Italy. My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites.