31 December 2005

30 December 2005

Ancient and modern

Surprising mixture of ancient and modern styles in via Po (quartiere Pinciano).

28 December 2005

Pidgeons in villa Borghese park

Chilly pidgeons in villa Borghese park on a windy winter afternoon.

27 December 2005

Aurelian Walls along corso Italia

The external side of the Aurelian Walls near Porta Pinciana, once bordering vineyards, in the heavy trafic of corso Italia in a wet December morning. The Walls were built by Emperor Aurelius around 275 AD and later reinforced to defend the city from invasions.

26 December 2005

Nativity scene at San Giuseppe

Children with their grannies flock around the manger before the festive lunch of December 26th. This scenic manger is built every year in the church of San Giuseppe al Trionfale.

24 December 2005

Christmas fish

Busy owners of a fish stall of the rich and lively Trionfale market, in via Andrea Doria near St. Peter's, in view of the traditional fish-based dinner on Christmas eve.

23 December 2005

Behind the wall

Cars, bikes and students in front of the Department of Computer and Systems Science in via Salaria. Behind the wall, a secondary building of Villa Albani park. Created during the first half of the 18th century for Cardinal Alessandro Albani, the park is now the property of the Torlonia family.

22 December 2005

Smallest cinema

The 63-seat wooden Cinema dei piccoli, built in 1934 in Villa Borghese park, is the smallest purpose-built cinema in the world, according to the Guinness World Records 2006.

20 December 2005

Secret gardens

Lemon trees in Villa Borghese secret gardens protected with paper foils. Sub-zero temperatures are common in December, so the recently rebuilt secret gardens, originally created by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 17th century, keep many gardeners busy every day.