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.