26 February 2006

Spring concert

Clear signs of spring in viale Mazzini, quartiere Della Vittoria. Luciano Ligabue next concert will be on June 3rd at the Olympic Stadium.

22 February 2006

The Meridiana near Palazzo Borghese

Originally a hen house, the Meridiana was built in the late 17th Century. In the center-top of the picture, barely visible near one of the ornamental stone spheres, an airplane heading to Rome Ciampino secondary airport. This photo was shot on a cold Sunday afternoon, while Villa Borghese park was packed with Romans of all ages.

11 February 2006

Early flowers

Early spring flowers in villa Borghese park.

10 February 2006

Casina di Raffaello

A 17th century building known as Casina di Raffaello, near piazza di Siena, within villa Borghese park. This 17th century house is being renovated to become a play center.

7 February 2006

Sky blue

A fountain in viale del Galoppatoio, villa Borghese park.

6 February 2006

Cold day in Rome

Bitter oranges (Citrus aurantium) in villa Borghese park' secret gardens. This tree is rather strong and resists mild Roman winters.

2 February 2006

Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron in Carrara marble among the pine trees of villa Borghese park. Copy of the statue by Bertel Thorvaldsen in the Trinity College library of Cambridge university.