Saturday, December 2, 2017


Bill and I went to look at William Kentridge's murals on the Tiber embankment. We wrote about them last year. They are holding up pretty well. As we looked a local jogged into the frame.
Near the Campo dei Fiori I took a picture of this mechanic
I turned and found I was being observed by some passing nuns.
A few steps later this interesting delivery person passed us on his bike.
This guy emerged from a doorway and walked ahead of us on his way to pick up a package.
All of Rome continues to be a construction site.
This Dominican (?) is making short work of the stairs leading up to the Capitoline Museum.
A dashing segway tour guide passed us near the fountain of the Ara Pacis.
Always fun to see the unflappable poise of the carabinieri,
even when it verges on the comic.
At MAXXI Bill caught a documentary photoshoot in process.
A shop keeper in a classic Roman shop space.
We went to Teichner for our coffee. Someone on the patio must have asked for a mojito.
Some of the best coffee in Rome. Near the foot of the Via Condotti in the Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina (a name I am determined to learn to remember).
This street musician had a wonderful sound. What is that he's playing?
Great family group at our beloved Augusto trattoria in Trastevere.
Fresh tuna steak at the Trionfale Market.
Rome has a great cast of characters all set off by dramatic lighting design.
The patio of Il Piccolo is a ringside seat on both.
Room for one last Roman to whizz through the camera frame.
Arrividerci Romans!

Here is a bonus picture: tourist or Roman? We can't decide. Love his clothes sense -- nice when people make an effort.


  1. Awesome, awesome pictures!!! Happy New Year to you, John and Bill!!! Thanks to you, we have a similar picture, just instead of the local jogger against the mural, I got my daughter and her friend. Thank you very much for all your beautiful an inspiring posts. And of course I have more stories to tell you, like looking for a restaurant you've recommended, we came across of that young beautiful handsome guy, who I think him or his father owns the leather shop and the restaurant across from the shop. And again thanks to you we've got the chance to experience it.

  2. Happy New Year, Mariana!
    Glad you've been enjoying our pics!

  3. Great to see photos of Rome again! Especially the William Kentridge murals. I thought i was looking at photos from last year.

  4. Glad you are enjoying, Diane! We still have some stories of Rome to tell, hopefully up soon. The Kentridge murals are still looking good - a bit worn and overgrown but haven't faded away yet.

  5. These photographs are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing these awesome photographs with us.

    Markham Family Photographer

  6. You're welcome, arseyne. Our pleasure!