Es Hotel Radisson
I met up with an old friend for dinner on Friday and when I went to pick him up at his hotel, I snapped this photo. Tucked away on a bit of a grimy back street near the station, the Es Hotel is a bit of an anomaly. In fact, it looks like it dropped in out of Sweden or something, certainly not Rome. The whole thing is very stark and designer and the roof bar has an amazing view of the city and the trains pulling in and out of the station (plus a pool). Unfortunately we just met in the lobby so I didn’t get a roof shot, but instead took a photo of this, which to me is the very Roman aspect of the hotel. Only in Rome would you find an archaeological site set up underneath the hotel. As often happens here, when new buildings go up and the ground is dug into, you’ll find archaeology. It’s just a fact of nature with the type of city Rome is and has been through history. In this case a 2nd century AD road was found during construction and kept visible with glass panels for all to see.
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