Capturing the world with Photography, Painting and Drawing

Rome

The Colosseum amphitheater, city of Rome

Images without words
The Colosseum
City of Rome
Nigel Borrington


The Colosseum amphitheater, city of Rome

Images without words
The Colosseum
City of Rome
Nigel Borrington


Landscape Art works : Ancient Rome, engraved by A. Willmore published 1859–61

Artwork details

Artist : After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Title : Ancient Rome, engraved by A. Willmore
Date : Published 1859–61
Medium : Engraving on paper
Collection : Tate
Acquisition: Transferred from the British Museum 1988

Its a good while since I posted here about some of my most loved artists and art work, I want to start again to share some of my most liked works of art over the next weeks.

River Tiber Rome Nigel Borrington

River Tiber
Rome
Nigel Borrington

I last visited Rome in December 2015 and took a few landscape images along the banks of the river Tiber, this river is a great location for photographers and artists alike.

Some years back while I was studying art history, I took a close look at the art work created by many artist who lived in Rome or who had visited this great city and done their best to capture its atmosphere.

Art work such as this great engraving by A. Willmore in the style of J._M._W._Turner, this is a fantastic etching as it captures the river and it location perfectly, live along the river banks.

it is not to hard to imaging this work as a great black and white print in modern terms.

Life along the river bank River Tiber Rome Nigel Borrington

Life along the river bank
River Tiber
Rome
Nigel Borrington

Today the river Tiber is still used in many of the same ways as you can see in this drawing, it is now even the home to many people who live in house boats. the banks are today acting as walking routes and cycle paths.


The Pantheon, Rome – in black and white and single words

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The Pantheon,
Rome
Photos : Nigel Borrington

A few months back I visited Rome for a few days, I love this great city with its amazing history and people. My favourite place during this trip was the Pantheon, at some point very soon I want to post about this building in more detail, here however I want to strip this post down to the basic feelings I had on walking into this amazing space for the very first time in my life.

I am a big fan of word lists to describe personal experiences, so here goes !

The Pantheon in single words

Hight, awe, time, history, wonder, stone, granite, amazing, structure, art, architecture, human, achievement, skill, maths, space, understanding, power, time, mankind, Greek, Roman, temple, dome, circular, movement, light, time, space, years, moments, minutes, seconds, months, people, tourists, floor, roof, Walls, shapes, colour, openings, doors, markers, movement, sun, light, periods, soul, spirit, gods, existence,art, achievement, understanding, civilisation, Pantheon, Rome, Italy, life, death, memories, people, remembered, empires, lost, evolution, movement, time, love, life, people, seasons, legacy, alive, yesterday, today.

The Pantheon, Rome, a visit in space and time.

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Monday in Rome , The Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

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Basilica S Maria Degli Angelie
Rome
Nigel Borrington

A Sense of Place –

The Basilica – Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Piazza della Repubblica, in Roma just has to be one of the most beautiful Basilica’s in the city.

Located on the Piazza della Repubblica outside of the Vatican, it is only one of the cities many churches but it holds a level of peace and normality that you cannot find in the likes of St Peters.

Here is just a handful of the many images I enjoyed capturing on a recent visit ….

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Friday Poetry : The Colosseum, Brian Harris

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Ten million stones recall
Ten thousand Souls whose anguished cries
Of victory arose from this arena.
For such contempt that man had shown
He trod the path of pain
surmounting human weakness yet again.
He led the way through just such vales
And with two thousand years now gone
We dwell upon such Grace.

Brian Harris


Moments in Rome, views from the streets

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Moments in Rome – Belief : Believe… – Poem by Steven Piz.

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Moments in Rome
Belief
Nigel Borrington

Believe… – Poem by Steven Piz.

I believe
I believe in a lot
I believe in music
I believe in writing
I believe in listing
I believe in mankind
I believe in work
I believe in love
I believe in laughing
I believe in paradise
I believe in safety
I believe in light
I believe in entertainment
I believe in history
I believe in time
I believe in survival
I believe in change
I believe in luck

What do you believe in?

To tell the truth…

Are any of us promised tomorrow
Live your life as if the last.
Believe


Circus Maximus, Rome

Circus Maximus Rome  Nigel Borrington

Circus Maximus
Rome
Nigel Borrington

During the Christmas and New year holidays we visited Rome, taking time to revisit some of this great cities history.

The Circus Maximus is just one of these many locations, today it has become one of Romes many city parks as much as a sports Stadium. However talking a walk around it’s still existing race track you can clearly imagine what it was like here some two thousand years ago with all the spectators, horse and chariot racers.

Circus Maximus, Rome

The Circus Maximus (Latin for greatest or largest circus, in Italian Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire. It measured 621 m (2,037 ft) in length and 118 m (387 ft) in width and could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.[1] In its fully developed form, it became the model for circuses throughout the Roman Empire. The site is now a public park.

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Life along the river Tiber , Rome

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Life along the river bank
River Tiber
Rome
Nigel Borrington

I have often wondered what life would be like living on a house boat ?

This House boat is located on the river Tiber in Rome and just by taking a quick look at the image, you can see exactly the life style that its owner much have.

For example you can see the way they get to work by bicycle using the cycle path that runs the full length of the river as it winds its way through the city.