I was in EUR today shooting some new stuff for my upcoming exhibit at Hobo Art Club (opens September 11), but took the opportunity to shoot the “Square Colosseum” (ie Colosseo Quadrato). It’s something I’ve wanted to do for awhile and you’ll notice it looks a lot like the monument on the Gianicolo I posted because they’re both examples of Fascist architecture. Of course the nickname is Colosseo Quadrato, but the building is really called the Palazzo della Civiltà del Lavoro. If you don’t know EUR, it’s definitely worth going to in order to see very interesting 20th century architecture and also to see a real Roman urban neighborhood. No tiny cobblestoned streets here, just real modern (Roman) living. The monument is fantastic to photograph, it almost looks digital. I caught it just as the sun was setting, so it cast a kind of orange glow on the stone and I liked the touch of nature to contrast with the high symmetry of the building. I’ll be loading some other images on Flickr in the next day or so if you want to see other angles.