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Salambo se promène dans Rome…

Salambo is on holidays…back to Rome in May

April 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Definitely Borromini…

I finally made it to St Ivo alla Sapienza ……This famous church, considered to be Borromini’s masterpiece is only open from 10am to 12pm on Sundays, the rest of the … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

More Borromini or rather Bernini?

Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini were opposite in everything: character, personality, artistic style, and tastes yet they both created the Roman Baroque style. Their respective works are present all … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lido di Ostia

As soon as the weather gets warmer, Romans flock to the beach in Ostia to get their suntan for the summer. Then the traffic moves from the inner city to … Continue reading

April 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

there’s everything in Rome, but…

In my first year in Rome, I met someone (an art gallerist) who told me that you could find everything you wanted in Rome, you just had to know where … Continue reading

April 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

More Borromini, more churches

The other morning I got up at 6am to visit a church…. that’s the kind of thing one does in Rome! Not any church though, one designed by Francesco Borromini: … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Borromini m’enchante

I developed a sudden passion for Borromini’s work. It took me five years to start looking at Baroque Rome (too much to see for one city), and all I can … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · Leave a comment
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