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Rome and its layered history

Beneath the modern city of Rome are layers upon layers of  history spanning over two millennia. From the modern shopping streets lined with Italian fashion powerhouses,

the imposing facades of the glorious medieval churches,

the greatest masterpieces in every nook and cranny of the city,

down to the ancient ruins where gladiatorial battles and gory theater productions were held,

Rome is a fascinating city where  layers of humanity, religion,  culture and politics are physically manifested for us to marvel at.

It has been awe-inspiring to think that I was walking on the same road that the likes of Julius Caesar walked and that the history that still influences most of us to this very day was right beneath my feet.

 Layers can reveal, conceal, and make something more complex. They can vary in size, texture, color, or functionality. Each layer can have its own story, meaning, or purpose. They can overlap, blend, or be distinctly separate. A layer doesn’t have to be a part of a single object but can even be a slice of a multifaceted image or scene.

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Roma lady at the Sant’Ignazio Church

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Piazza della Repubblica at noon

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The Colloseum

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Pantheon

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The view from the top of the St. Peter’s Basilica

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St. Peter’s

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Charming alleys at Trastevere

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At the neighborhood of Testaccio

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At one of the restos in the Trastevere area

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The dome of the basilica

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Trevi

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Shopping streets

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10 Comments

  1. Another beautiful set of images, my favourite is the old lady, mind you I loge photographing people, faces always tells a true story. :-) Dont stop what your doing as you do it so well and cute along with it :-)

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