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Rusty Bike

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 | 3 comments

I don’t know whether it was the break in the weather or inspiration from attending a launch party for Lomo’s new movie camera (which I hope to try out after the holidays), but I finally took one of those long walks through the city like I used to all the time.  It’s something I’ve always loved about doing this blog, going around and looking at new neighborhoods, discovering their nuances.  This particular walk took me from Pigneto through Villa Certosa, down to Quadraro and back up through Torpignattara.  Most of what I shot were details of rusted metalwork, old signs that look like they are from the 70s, and details of building architecture.  I love these areas because sections of them make me feel like I’ve stepped back in time to 1930s Rome.  With my headphones on and my camera out, I lose myself in the streets, blocking out the city noise and focusing on the details.  I’ll have a bunch of stuff to share, but my first image is from right in Pigneto.  The area is full of old falling down houses in need of repair and this particular wooden, boarded up building had a rusting bike in front of it that caught my eye for the warm brown colors that it evoked.

As an addendum, I did a little experiment in fashion photography last weekend with Jessica Harris over at Leopardess, check out my favorite image over on the Leopardessa tumblr (several others are on the Facebook page).  Would love to hear what you think!


  1. Love the horizontal bar across the bike. Rust makes great photos.

  2. One of the many things that makes Rome fascinating is its many neighborhoods and the tableaus like this one.

  3. Safety is first! 🙂
    Many european cities full of bicycles but I saw another culture and another atmosphere in Rome.

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