For this challenge I challenged myself to find a candid element to the fountains. All my photographs come from my trip to Rome, but I refrained from posting the well known fountains. Mine are either unknown or parts of bigger sculptures – if you know Rome very well, perhaps you can guess 🙂 If your … More Fountain Frowns and Faces / CFFC
Grand Staircase in Musei Vaticani. After visiting Musei Vaticani and seeing such incredible artifacts as the Sistine Chapel, tourists walk up and down the Grand Staircase and photograph it from every angle. For me it was a piece of architectural perfection locked in a curving snail shell of a staircase. Beautiful piece of functional art. … More Curving Snail Shell of a Staircase / WPC
The door to the Baptisterium San Giovanni in Florence. The size and radiance is overwhelming when standing at the foot of it. Each rectangle depicts a biblical scene. The door is located at the side of the building where the sun does not reach and yet the amount of gold reflects the sun off the … More Golden Door / CFFC
The amphitheater in Catania is located in the very center of the city, to the point that it is actually surrounded by busy streets and buildings. Built in the 2nd or 3rd century during the Roman Empire, the amphitheater offered sitting to fifteen thousand people. Now only a small section of the amphitheater is visible, … More Catania – Anfiteatro Romano
The most rewarding part of my trip to Catania were the interactions with the Roma children. I visited three different camps although there is probably more. I showed you the garbage dump camp in my last post. There we were asked not to photograph the people. The second camp was the biggest. Situated on the … More Catania – Roma Children
While walking on the streets of Catania I noticed a pair of pigeons drinking from the AC condensation pipe. In reality they were a far distance away from me. Notice how one watches over his or her mate 🙂 I cannot be sure who is who here. But smart birds, those pigeons! They found a reliable source … More Darling, Try This Water!
Continuing our trip through Catania I will take to a rather unusual place. My post today is more serious than usual because the issue that grips my heart is homelessness. On the other side of that coin is human resilience in face of great odds. The Roma people are doubly homeless – without the actual … More I Admire Resilience – Roma People in Catania / WPC
How fortunate that in our walk through the streets of Catania I have paid attention to doors and windows. My strolls were usually in the noon-ish hours of the day, so most doors were shut and shutters closed. Mid-day heat in July is something to be reckoned with so no wonder people were careful to … More Catania’s Doors