For our last day in Rome, we went for an alliterative stroll through the park at the Villa Borghese, Piazza del Poppolo, then finished off at the Pantheon. It was a great day, the Villa Borghese grounds are beautiful, with plenty of shade to stop my shiny head from burning, & the view looking across the rooftops of Rome was worth the trip in itself, though spookily reminiscent of Assassin’s Creed.
The Pantheon is one of my favourite buildings in Rome, it’s wondrous enough now, it must have really taken the breath away of people two thousand years ago.
All in all, we had a great few days in Rome, the sheer volume & scale of ancient buildings, & the narrow cobbled streets give it a vibe like no other city, it really feels like you’ve gone somewhere special, rather than just somewhere else.
Lots of great things from a photography point of view, which reminds me I must do a photo tour of London very soon. There’s really no need to keep travelling so far when there’s so much great stuff on my doorstep.
On our second day in Rome we took a very long walk from our hotel near the Termini to the river via Piazza della Republicca, Piazza Barberini, The Spanish Steps (don’t see what all the fuss is about, it’s just a very busy bunch of steps!), the Trevi Fountain (amazing, but completely packed, would recommend going in the morning to avoid the crush), The Pantheon, Piazza Novona where we had a fantastic dinner at Cul De Sac, & then a moonlit stroll to take in a view of a couple of bridges & the Castel Sant Angelo. It was a bit of a random route but I discovered later we’d covered most of Angels & Demons by accident!
It was a fantastic sunny day, & remembering the polarising filter certainly helped, but I actually missed the angry skies from the day before.
The photo with the car tail lights trailing through was taken with a slow shutter speed of 3.2 seconds from our table outside Cul de Sac, & with the camera balanced on a railing.