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Together with New York and Paris, Rome is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Going around in the city, it’s not difficult to understand why. Famous views, iconic architecture and picturesque piazzas offer plenty of great photo opportunities. And then not to speak about the life on the streets … this is a sort of wonderland for street shooters!

This gallery is a modest attempt to give a new vision of Rome, its citizens and its life on the streets.

If you look at Salgado’s black and white-images, you’ll know that everything can be shot in black and white. If you dwell over Vivian Meyer’s black and white photos – and how is it possible not to dwell over those wonderful captures??? – you’ll see that so much emotion can be captured in black and white images. These were just two b&w-shooters, but there are many others.

In this gallery I have deliberately mixed styles and genres. You’ll find views that are usually seen in colors, turned into black and white. And you’ll find people on the street – playing, resting, sleeping, doing strange and funny things.

It’s not exactly a big secret that Italy is a country in deep crisis – economically, politically and morally. It has been for many years, and it will be in years to come. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the social system is practically absent. This is reflected in the streets of Rome where you’ll find beggars, hustlers of any kind, homeless people, musicians trying to make a living, people looking for food and stuff in waste bins and even people – well, actually an aged guy from Romania – juggling with a football in the Prati neighborhood, trying to make some hard-earned money. 

I’d like to make this gallery an ongoing process. So hopefully, if I find time, energy and interesting subjects the gallery will keep growing.
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Together with New York and Paris, Rome is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Going around in the city, it’s not difficult to understand why. Famous views, iconic architecture and picturesque piazzas offer plenty of great photo opportunities. And then not to speak about the life on the streets … this is a sort of wonderland for street shooters!

This gallery is a modest attempt to give a new vision of Rome, its citizens and its life on the streets.

If you look at Salgado’s black and white-images, you’ll know that everything can be shot in black and white. If you dwell over Vivian Meyer’s black and white photos – and how is it possible not to dwell over those wonderful captures??? – you’ll see that so much emotion can be captured in black and white images. These were just two b&w-shooters, but there are many others.

In this gallery I have deliberately mixed styles and genres. You’ll find views that are usually seen in colors, turned into black and white. And you’ll find people on the street – playing, resting, sleeping, doing strange and funny things.

It’s not exactly a big secret that Italy is a country in deep crisis – economically, politically and morally. It has been for many years, and it will be in years to come. The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, and the social system is practically absent. This is reflected in the streets of Rome where you’ll find beggars, hustlers of any kind, homeless people, musicians trying to make a living, people looking for food and stuff in waste bins and even people – well, actually an aged guy from Romania – juggling with a football in the Prati neighborhood, trying to make some hard-earned money.

I’d like to make this gallery an ongoing process. So hopefully, if I find time, energy and interesting subjects the gallery will keep growing.

A man contemplating the newspaper outside the PD offices in Via dei Giubbonari
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A man contemplating the newspaper outside the PD offices in Via dei Giubbonari
Looking for something of value in a bin, Ottaviano zone
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Looking for something of value in a bin, Ottaviano zone
Two tourists enjoying the sun on the Tiber Island
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Two tourists enjoying the sun on the Tiber Island
A young crippled woman among the tourists at the Trevi Fountain
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A young crippled woman among the tourists at the Trevi Fountain
Checking out the phone, Via Nazionale
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Checking out the phone, Via Nazionale
Homeless sleeping on the street, Lepanto zone
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Homeless sleeping on the street, Lepanto zone
Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
A homeless sleeping, San Lorenzo
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A homeless sleeping, San Lorenzo
Doing things at the wall, close to San Pietro
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Doing things at the wall, close to San Pietro
Having a rest in Piazza San Silvestro
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Having a rest in Piazza San Silvestro
Having a rest in Via del Corso
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Having a rest in Via del Corso
A homeless sleeping in the center of Rome
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A homeless sleeping in the center of Rome
When the heat is on in Rome, behind the Pantheon
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When the heat is on in Rome, behind the Pantheon
Skaters under the Music Bridge, close to the Olympic Stadium
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Skaters under the Music Bridge, close to the Olympic Stadium
Waiting for the train, Ottaviano Station
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Waiting for the train, Ottaviano Station
Waiting for the train, Lepanto Station
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Waiting for the train, Lepanto Station
Jogging in Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Jogging in Villa Doria Pamphilj
Part of Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Part of Villa Doria Pamphilj
Sunset Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Sunset Villa Doria Pamphilj
Villa Doria Pamphilj
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Villa Doria Pamphilj
Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese
Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese
Enjoying Villa Borghese
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Enjoying Villa Borghese
Reflections Villa Ada
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Reflections Villa Ada
View over the Tiber
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View over the Tiber
View over the Tiber
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View over the Tiber
Shadows, Prati
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Shadows, Prati
View from the Music Bridge
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View from the Music Bridge
Via Nomentana
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Via Nomentana
Piazza San Pietro
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Piazza San Pietro
Solitude at the shore of the Tiber
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Solitude at the shore of the Tiber
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, seen from the roof of the church
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Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, seen from the roof of the church
Shadows, Prati
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Shadows, Prati
Morning along the Tiber
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Morning along the Tiber
Night along the Tiber
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Night along the Tiber
Night view over the Tiber and San Pietro
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Night view over the Tiber and San Pietro
The Music Bridge
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The Music Bridge
Best back of Piazza della Rotonda
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Best back of Piazza della Rotonda
Election man, Prati
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Election man, Prati
Young female tourists, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Young female tourists, Piazza Torre Argentina
Patterns, close to the Quirinale
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Patterns, close to the Quirinale
Street artist, Ottaviano zone
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Street artist, Ottaviano zone
Street artists, Prati
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Street artists, Prati
Street player, Prati
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Street player, Prati
Street artist
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Street artist
Street artist, Via del Corso
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Street artist, Via del Corso
Safe SMS, center of Rome
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Safe SMS, center of Rome
Say Cheese!
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Say Cheese!
The pope and tourists, Castel Sant'Angelo
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The pope and tourists, Castel Sant'Angelo
Ice skating, Auditorium Parco della Musica
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Ice skating, Auditorium Parco della Musica
Skating, the Music Bridge
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Skating, the Music Bridge
Shadow casters, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Shadow casters, Piazza Torre Argentina
Shadows on Ara Pacis
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Shadows on Ara Pacis
Tiber view
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Tiber view
Monti selfie
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Monti selfie
Saint Peter's Cathedral at night
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Saint Peter's Cathedral at night
A beggar close to San Pietro
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A beggar close to San Pietro
The roof top of San Pietro
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The roof top of San Pietro
Rome Marathon 1
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Rome Marathon 1
Rome Marathon 2
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Rome Marathon 2
Gasoline station, Olympic Stadium
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Gasoline station, Olympic Stadium
San Pietro, seen from Monte Mario
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San Pietro, seen from Monte Mario
Night scene at Trastevere
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Night scene at Trastevere
Restaurant scene, Trevi fountain
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Restaurant scene, Trevi fountain
Restaurant scene, Trastevere
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Restaurant scene, Trastevere
Restaurant at the Tiber river
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Restaurant at the Tiber river
Visiting San Pietro
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Visiting San Pietro
Reflections, Via del Corso
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Reflections, Via del Corso
Shadows, Piazza San Silvestro
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Shadows, Piazza San Silvestro
The phone man, Piazza Navona
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The phone man, Piazza Navona
The Sant'Angelo Bridge
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The Sant'Angelo Bridge
The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
The Pigneto market
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The Pigneto market
Pantheon
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Pantheon
The kitchen of "Qui se magna", Pigneto
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The kitchen of "Qui se magna", Pigneto
Homeless, Ottaviano zone
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Homeless, Ottaviano zone
Playing with bubbles, Piazza del Popolo
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Playing with bubbles, Piazza del Popolo
On the Tiber
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On the Tiber
Gasometro, Ostiense
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Gasometro, Ostiense
Gasometro, Ostiense
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Gasometro, Ostiense
Nuns in the center of Rome, Trevi
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Nuns in the center of Rome, Trevi
Nuns in the center of Rome, Campo dei Fiori
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Nuns in the center of Rome, Campo dei Fiori
Nuns in the center of Rome
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Nuns in the center of Rome
Night talk, Prati
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Night talk, Prati
Music players, Piazza Torre Argentina
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Music players, Piazza Torre Argentina
Music player
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Music player
When music becomes a burden
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When music becomes a burden
Playing my guitar, Isola Tiberina
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Playing my guitar, Isola Tiberina
Music player, Jewish ghetto
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Music player, Jewish ghetto
Music player, Via del Corso
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Music player, Via del Corso
Music player, Castel Sant'Angelo
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Music player, Castel Sant'Angelo
Music players, Borgo neighborhood
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Music players, Borgo neighborhood
View over the Tiber
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View over the Tiber
Morning joggers, Prati
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Morning joggers, Prati
Working and resting, Monti
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Working and resting, Monti
Barber shop, Monti
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Barber shop, Monti
Fixing the car, Monti
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Fixing the car, Monti
Café scene, Monti
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Café scene, Monti
Café scene, Monti
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Café scene, Monti
Walking the dogs, Monti
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Walking the dogs, Monti
Monti
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Monti
Monti
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Monti
In the subway
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In the subway
In the subway
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In the subway
The Trionfale Market seen from behind
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The Trionfale Market seen from behind
Café Mecanismo, Trastevere
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Café Mecanismo, Trastevere
Latteria, Borgo Pio
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Latteria, Borgo Pio
Lonely biker at Tor di Quinto
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Lonely biker at Tor di Quinto
Children playing at the Jewish ghetto
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Children playing at the Jewish ghetto
Street artists, the Olympic Stadium
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Street artists, the Olympic Stadium
Silhouetts at the café at Ponte Milvio
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Silhouetts at the café at Ponte Milvio
Help!
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Help!
Having a rest at the garden next to Castel Sant'Angelo
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Having a rest at the garden next to Castel Sant'Angelo
Facing a big world, Via del Corso
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Facing a big world, Via del Corso
Galleria Borghese
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Galleria Borghese
View to Fori Imperiali
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View to Fori Imperiali
The Cannonball Fountain
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The Cannonball Fountain
Fiat 500
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Fiat 500
Women feeding pigeons
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Women feeding pigeons
Father and son
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Father and son
EUR
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EUR
The bicycle man, Borgo Pio
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The bicycle man, Borgo Pio
Curvy
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Curvy
Coliseum at night
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Coliseum at night
Cinecittà
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Cinecittà
Ciao Anto', San Lorenzo
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Ciao Anto', San Lorenzo
A historic sms
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A historic sms
The man in the window, Campo dei Fiori
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The man in the window, Campo dei Fiori
Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
Telling stories in Campo dei Fiori
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Telling stories in Campo dei Fiori
Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori
Piazzale Michelangelo
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Piazzale Michelangelo
Shadows, close to Piazza Michelangelo
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Shadows, close to Piazza Michelangelo
SMS man
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SMS man
Woman in Via dei Coronari
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Woman in Via dei Coronari
Ara Pacis
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Ara Pacis
Reflections Ara Pacis
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Reflections Ara Pacis
Ara Pacis
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Ara Pacis
The bicycle path along side the Tiber
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The bicycle path along side the Tiber
Morning atmosphere along the Tiber
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Morning atmosphere along the Tiber
The Music Bridge
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The Music Bridge
Reflections in the Tiber
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Reflections in the Tiber
Rome in black and white
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Rome in black and white

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