To go directly to themed collections from places we saw on this trip, follow these links:
:: Bicycles and cyclists... ::
... many more than we've usually seen - although to find some of
them you may need to view the picture's larger version?
Sadly, the wheels have come off the city official bikesharing scheme, supposedly
due for reincarnation some time in summer or autumn of 2012.
Fountain, Piazza Farnese
One block from the Campo de' Fiori
In the background, the French Embassy - Palazzo Farnese
Italian soccer stars of the future....
A knock-up game in the Largo dei Librai, still in their school 'grembiule'-
in front of the church of Santa Barbara dei Librai,
The pitch though is only available whilst the popular 'Filetti di Baccala'
eatery is closed!
Looking down on the Roscioli bakery
One of the city's first electrical generating stations - whose massive equipment provides
a backdrop for an impressive collection of ancient Roman works of art, unearthed locally
From an exhibition staged in the Vittoriano - of post-war images of Italy and the Italians -
Silvio Berlusconia with the entrants of the Miss Italia pageant, 1979
Piazza della Rotonda
Looking out from the Pantheon - onto what, for now at least, is once more a McDonald's-free zone
Something they put in the water?
Such a pity; only a year or so after its restoration, and the fountain of the turtles is already looking rather sad
Three images - December 1996, February 2010 and November 2011
Constructed during the 1580s, the Fontane delle Tartarughe (Turtle Fountain) - located in
Piazza Mattei, in Rome's Sant'Angelo district - didn't originally feature the turtles:
those were added as part of a restoration a century later.
Several have had to be replaced over the years due to theft, and more recently the structure
was the subject of preservation work that again revealed its full glory - only to now look
Shadow cast by the bell tower of Santa Maria in Aquiro
Bid for freedom
Parrot, seen in a Ghetto window.