March 21st, 2010 – by Jerry Holsopple (category: Photography)
For spring break we took a trip to Rome. It was a nice break from the winter of Lithuania and a chance to see art everywhere. Just walking the streets and trying to jam into the metro were fun. Click on this image to see some of the street activity.
It rained the first evening we were there and the best part of another day. The lights on the wet pavement fascinated me so I had to keep shooting without getting the camera too wet. Night time was a great time to also roam the streets seeing what the lights would highlight. I was fascinated by the chestnut roasters, the little markets in the piazzas and the crowds of people checking out the action. Click here to see the dark and wet images.
We walked along the Apian Way, visited Ostia Antica (the old port city of Rome) and of course took in the Coliseum. Click here to see just a few images.
Of course what we came to Rome to see were the churches and the art. The mosaics were amazing. I was fascinated by the detail and how the light reflected off of them. I took hundreds of photos but only put a few up here to represent the art and the many churches that we visited. We did see a Caravaggio 400th anniversary exhibit, which was absolutely amazing, as well as spending a day in the Vatican museums. There is no way to adequately show in a photograph the experience of seeing these artistic pieces. I included one Michelangelo and one Raphael to represent two other masters that we able to see many pieces of their fantastic work. Click here to see a small sample.