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Ponte Flaminio

Posted on Jul 12, 2009 | 5 comments

I set off yesterday to take some pictures of the Foro Italico, but never made it and instead got some great bridge pictures. This image shows the Ponte Flaminio, which spans the Tiber along the via Flaminia and via Cassia in the northwest corner of the city. Started in the 1930s when it became clear the nearby Ponte Milvio could no longer handle all the traffic, it was interrupted by the war and finally completed in the first years of the 1960s. The architect, Armando Brasini, was of Roman origin and one of the most well known architects of the Fascist period.

It’s actually quite a beautiful bridge in my opinion with a nice mixture of classical and modern elements. This photo shows one of the many eagles along the bridge with a cylindrical column in the background. The columns are topped by what almost look like lanterns and birds were nesting up on top of most of them. In this case I liked how the bird was on top of the sculpted “bird” and looking right at me! Tomorrow we move down the street to Ponte Milvio.

By the way, I forgot to write that Sebastian over the Unurth.com asked me to guest post about street art in Rome. It was a lot of fun to write and I hope was informative, check out the results over at Unurth. I also break the news of my upcoming show! Thanks Sebastian for asking me to do this.

5 Comments

  1. hahah..that bird looks right at home..

  2. Funny capture! Love it!

  3. I found your blog only recently and am in love with it. I lived in Rome for 12 years and returned in 1996. I am homesick for the architecture, the food and the fashions. From time to time I relive my time there through my blog. I was introduced to aromatherapy while in Rome and it has been a tremendous part of my life ever since.

  4. How cute! Bird hat!

  5. Simone, Nikki, and Hilda – Haha, he does look comfy huh?

    Fragrant Muse – Glad you found the blog and like it! Wow, 12 years huh? I can imagine it must have had quite an impact on your life. I would be interested to know what made you move back.

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