Rome has quickly raced into my top 3 favourite cities to photograph. Around ever corner is another exquisite structure that seems to have been crafted from a single block of genius.
Each is a masterpiece in its own right. And if any single one of these buildings, statues or monuments were located in any other city in the world then people would flock to that city for that one structure. Amazingly Rome has some how managed to cram all of these handcrafted icons within walking distance of one another.
I wanted to capture a few of my favourites in such a way that I would do them justice. Hopefully I succeeded. I present…
Rome in Monochrome
Ancient Roman Colosseum
Easily the most famous building in Rome and by far my favourite. Adela got pretty sick of me shooting the Roman Colosseum under every lighting condition from every angle.
Fontana del Tritone
We were walking home one afternoon and came across this Piazza with this wonderful statue in the middle. No idea who he is but it is brilliant.
Arco di Tito in the Roman Forum
We went to the Roman Forum to pick up our Ancient Roman Colosseum tickets the day before. We ended up spending over 3 hours wandering the ruins. Only left because we were starving!
Even every day objects seem to be placed in such a way that make this city different to so many others we have been to.
Piazza del Popolo
Located in the heart of the Baroque district.
Unknown Soldier Tomb
One of the best monuments I have ever seen. Fantastic panoramas from the rooftop as well.
St Peter’s Basilica
Crowded with tourists but still worthy of a visit.
Probably the best fountain we have ever laid eyes upon. Although we did see it’s twin in Las Vegas!
I snapped off this shot really quickly above the heads of the tourist hordes and turns out it is one of my favourites.
Foro di Augusto
Buildings like this are spread throughout Rome. Incredible.
What do you think? Do you like the black and white photos or prefer colour?