Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
After M and I parted ways after the photo opening in Trastevere, I took advantage of my time there and spent a good 90 minutes wandering around taking photos. It’s an interesting area, filled with fiercely loyal locals and a huge mix of American students (most study abroad programs are located in and around the area), and tourists who read about it in guidebooks as being an “authentic” neighborhood. This gives me a love/hate relationship with the area because it’s insanely crowded on summer evenings and can be difficult to discern what’s really authentic and what’s “fake” authentic for tourists. Luckily I have some good friends who have lived in the area for years, so I’m able to take advantage of their knowledge. All that being said, I think it’s a great area and I got some nice shots wandering around, which which I’ll be posting about over the next few days.
To start of, we have Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the main squares in the area and the site of a lot of activity, especially in the summer. You’ll see that even though it was a cold night, some people braved the elements to hang out by the fountain. If you are in town, you should visit the church, which has some beautiful mosaics.
In other news, I’ll be photographing a friend’s fashion show tomorrow night, which I’m quite excited about, and will post the results here. I’m also going to be the “guest photographer” on The Carey Adventures, where Peter has generously given me the chance to repost some of my favorite shots from the blog over a period of a week. Check it out, he has some great stuff on there for photography and travel lovers.