Aug 31, 2015

Church St. Alphonsus

The Church of Saint Alphonsus, situated on the Esquiline hill, between the two basilicas of St. Mary Major and St. John, is one of the rare examples on neo-gothic architecture in Rome. It is dedicated to the most Redeemer and erected in 1855-1859, in honour of Saint Alphonsus Liguoir, the founder of the Redemptorist Congretation. This church is an important centre of Christian spirituality and contains the original Picture of Perpetual Help of the 14th century. Pictures taken Sunday afternoon 30 August 2015





Aug 29, 2015

Last Winter

I post again some snapshots taken in the subway last winter when I traveled with my father. That day I used an old point n shoot camera, one of my favorite way to take pictures




Aug 28, 2015

Pantheon

The dome inside the Pantheon (the most preserved ancient temple in Rome) built by Hadrian where Marcus Agrippa's original temple (27 BC) stood (you can still see Agrippa's name in the inscription on the pediment), this stoic temple-turned-church has been hanging around since AD 120. Sporting original bronze doors, it's the dome that takes the breath away: a perfect semisphere and the ancient Romans' finest architectural feat. Lit by a 9m oculus, it's a surreal sight when rain falls through in a mesmerising column

Aug 27, 2015

Follow Hotel Montecarlo

Dear friends and blog followers, everyday I write and post something of interesting about Rome on the Facebook page of Hotel Montecarlo  - where I work as concierge for almost twenty years. That page can be a good tourist guide to discover the Eternal City and if you have time and wish to know something more about the Roman wonders, please find, like, follow and share this page: Hotel Montecarlo Roma, one of the best 3-star and the most magic hotel in the most magic city in the world. Everyday interesting pictures, news, information and curiosity about Rome. To explore the Great Beauty of Rome follow on Facebook: Hotel Montecarlo Roma


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Aug 8, 2015

Christ The Redeemer

Christ The Redeemer, also known as Cristo della Minerva, or Christ Carrying the Cross or the Risen Christ, is a marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti, finished in 1521, and housed in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, in the heart of Rome, a few steps from the Pantheon. It's to the left of the main altar. Pictures taken at the end of July, 2015