Here is another photograph of a street corner altar, this time on the via Cavour. It was actually right above the SPQR from yesterday. This photo is another case of playing with white balance, this time by accident. I forgot I’d left the camera set on tungsten light and snapped this, but I really loved how it came out. I wrote about white balance before in relation to the Turtle Fountain, and by looking at another image of the same corner, you’ll see how the tungsten setting cools things down and picks out the blues. It’s a really peaceful image for me and appropriate, given the that Virgin Mary usually wears blue. I love how in this case you see only the outline of what was painted. Another example of a very beautiful, and uniquely Italian, urban decay.