Observing Rome – Street Scenes & Recollections

ROME RAT BestBeen here a few days and have a cognitive map of this small area, hard to get lost. It’s very nice here, scenic. They’ve maintained old things. I’ve seen only one glass and steel high-rise, and not that high, less than ten floors. Wonderful old buildings with windows that open on tree lined streets, sidewalk cafes everywhere. Insanely decorated churches, statues . . . This is not the most expensive city. Doesn’t rank in the top ten, but I suspect it’s an expensive place to live.

Street 1
It’s nice to simply walk around, explore the streets.

Street - Steps Vendor


Living Statue 2So many things.

Rome Cops 1 FixedThere are fantastic churches almost every other block. No tourist mobs, maybe one or two people, no admission and mind numbingly ornate.

Rome Church 1This one is worth a click to enlarge – I promise

More Next Week


About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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4 Responses to Observing Rome – Street Scenes & Recollections

  1. Enjoy! Keep strolling and sharing.

  2. Great pictures, Bruce
    and not the ones usually taken

    Thank You


  3. Nice to get away from the tourist traps. The cops look relaxed. re the last pic, I’d hate to have to polish the place.

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