19 September 2009

Monuments of Rome

The Roman monuments are on such an enormous scale leaving you to feel insignificant and weak...hmmm maybe that was what the Romans intended??? And then there was the Mussolini period...austere, hugely masculine buildings that look like they could dominate the world just by their sheer size and weight. And THEN there is the Vatican...power simply radiates from all the gold and marble and richness hardly contained by the Basilica dome. It is interesting to feel and breathe in the incredibly different and strong personalities of the great cities of the world...San Francisco, LA, NY, Washington, DC, Paris, Rome, Vienna...London is next during the All Saints break in October.

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