Postcard from Rome: the “Coliseum”

“Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere see moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.”
-George Eliot

Postcards from Italy :: Roman Holidays... the "Coliseum Quartet" | photo: ©ockstyle
Postcards from Italy :: Roman Holidays… the “Coliseum Quartet” | photo: ©ockstyle

“She had always been fond of history, and here [in Rome] was history in the stones of the street and the atoms of the sunshine.”
~Henry James

Postcards from Italy :: Roman Holidays... the "Coliseum" | photo: ©ockstyle
Postcards from Italy :: Roman Holidays… the “Coliseum” | photo: ©ockstyle

Roma nun fa’ la stupida stasera
damme ‘na mano a faje di’ de si’
sceji tutte le stelle piu’ brillarelle
che puoi e un friccico de luna
tutta pe’ noi …
~Lando Fiorini

Out of Focus :: Roman Street Art, etc.

“Canzoni belle e appassionate/ che Roma mia m’ha ricordate,/ cantate solo pe’ dispetto,/ ma co ‘na smania drent’ar petto;/ io nun ve canto a voce piena,/ ma tutta l’anima è serena;/ e quanno er cèlo se scolora/ de me nessuna se ‘nnamora…” :: “Tanto Pe’ Cantà” ~ Ettore Petrolini – Alberto Simeoni

"Monti" :: Roman Street Art... | photo: ©ockstyle
Nino a “Monti” :: Roman Street Art… | photo: ©ockstyle

“Cicero smiled at us. ‘The art of life is to deal with problems as they arise, rather than destory one’s spirit by worrying about them too far in advance. Especially tonight.” ~ Robert Harris

"Monti" :: Roman Street Art... | photo: ©ockstyle
“Monti” :: Roman Street Art… | photo: ©ockstyle