If you’ve ever been, you’ll know what I’m talking about…Rome is incredible! It reminds me of Manhattan: every corner you turn there’s another amazing sight, and you spend a lot of time looking up and gazing in wonder at mans architectural accomplishments. On the downside, Rome is a very busy place – be prepared to queue endlessly, and be jostled by enormous crowds of selfie-stick wielding tourists. On balance though, the good far outweighs the bad, and I can’t wait to go back.
Here are a few street photography images from my recent trip…
[Above: Easter Sunday afternoon, and an elderly local couple sit and enjoy the warm Spring sunshine][Above: The warm pastel tones of Rome are stunning. One of the many bridges crossing the Tiber, connecting the Eastern and Western halves of the City][Above: The open domed ceiling of the Pantheon is breathtaking][Above: Empty chairs at St Peters Square on Easter Monday][Above: The Pope addresses a huge and emotional crowd in St Peters Square on Easter Monday][Above: The road towards the Colosseum] [Above: A young woman poses for her partner, who is photographing her from the top of the beautiful spiralled Vatican Museum staircase][Above & Below: the curse of the ‘Selfie’] [Above: outside the Colosseum walls, gangs can be seen trying to sell cheap ‘sellllfie-steeeks’ to unsuspecting tourists – some are easy prey][Above: Tourists flock to the steps of the Vittoriano / Altare della Patria][Above & Below: the many churches of Rome offer some of the finest and most opulent visual treats][Above : Tucked away at the rear of a church, two 6 metre statues await their restoration][Above: Spring is a fantastic time to visit Rome]
All images shot on Fuji X-Pro1, using Fujinon 18mm f2 & Nikon 50mm f1.4 + Adapter
Copyright © Harvey Mills 2016