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Imperial Fruit

Posted on Mar 24, 2009 | 4 comments

I took this photo of a fruit stand on the via dei Fori Imperiali on the same day as the Pray photos. I’ve been wanting to get a good one of these fruit stands for awhile, as I really like the colors. Now would I buy fruit from here—no. It’s more expensive and not as good as from the market, in my opinion. I remember when I first moved to Rome I was with my sister, who came for a bit of vacation and to help me transport more bags. It was stifling hot and we were starving, so we broke down and bought sandwiches and drinks from a stand such as this by the Colosseum. Oh man, worst mistake ever! I mean, I knew it would be a mistake, but I was in desperation mode. We paid a ridiculous amount for a crappy sandwich. Ah well, I should have known better. However, those chestnuts he’s roasting look quite delicious. By the way, I love the name of the stand; Imperial Fruit—it’s so regal. And appropriate, given that directly to the right are the Imperial Fora.

The weather isn’t looking so great today, so I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get any photos for you guys tomorrow. If not, I will be back on Thursday with new stuff. I also want to say thanks to all the artists from Vinyl Factory who have stopped by my Flickr page and said they liked the photos I took. The admiration is mutual!


  1. Nice one Jessica. Good balance between the dark background and the well lit fruit and the whole gives a good idea of a welcome, enticing stop on a dark late afternoon: even if a bit expensive. Did you hand hold this one too? If I hand hold garanteed I’m going to get camera shake. Steve Bis

  2. Man, the colors jump right out of the screen. Succulent and luscious!

  3. Ciao Steve….yup this was a handheld shot as well. Guess I was blessed with a fairly steady hand!

    Fly Bro – I know right! Makes you can to jump on that cart and eat everything.

  4. Another great picture. Roasted chestnuts–my favorite Rome dessert. Tried some in New York City last fall–not nearly as good!

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