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Summer Sun

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 | 3 comments

The summer sun is something we’ve been getting a lot of lately, maybe too much in the past few days.  It’s been boiling hot here in Rome, but there is still nothing like the golden summer sunset to make my photographer’s heart content.  I happened to be in Piazza Farnese last week and was reminded why it’s my favorite piazza in Rome.  There’s something so calming about the square, which is interesting because it’s right behind the chaotic Campo de’ Fiori.  At about 8:30 pm it was just starting to get that dusky glow and I took this shot of one of the buildings on the square, with the campanile of the church of Santa Brigida casting shows on the facade.  It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-July and soon the city will empty out as residents start taking their vacations.

In blog news, it’s a very exciting day for me, as a slideshow of my work over the past few years has been put up as part of The Guardian’s new digital guide to Rome. I’m in the company of a lot of interesting Rome experts, as well as many friends.  It was a huge honor to be asked to represent Rome photographically by such a respected publication and something I never would have even imagined when I began the blog almost three years ago, so thank you to everyone who has taken the time to come by the blog, to comment (or not), and send kind emails.



  1. Today I painted my bathroom this exact color, not even realizing it was Farnese tint. My favorite piazza too!

  2. It is a lovely photos. I never realized Rome could get that hot though.

  3. Beautiful photo…wish I were there despite the heat! Freezing here in Malawi!

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