Shops and Corners of Rome

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Whenever I have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk through the streets of Rome, I am in a state of bliss. I actually love the jostle and chaos of being caught up in a troop of excited tourists, but the best moments happen when I step aside and turn down a quiet street. Everything comes alive, from the welcoming little shops to unique corners that have seen the passing of time. Rome loves greenery among the stones and bricks of old buildings. Rooftop gardens are common and lovely to view from higher ground.

Enjoy some unique corners and shops that have caught my eye in passing….

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Each photo has a story to tell, a book to be written, that we will never know. But as I look at them, I find myself beginning to create my own. Italy has a way of causing my mind to dream and discover what might have been. Tilted old roads, towering corners, windows like eyes that watch everything yet remain silent, doors that stand open and architecture of every kind fuel my imagination. While wandering the quiet side streets of Rome, I’ve never felt alone.



Categories: History

32 replies

  1. I LOVE this piece. Makes me want to go back to Rome right now! Many people say that Rome is not their favorite place when they visit Italy, but I LOVE it. This looks like another “reblog” option. Grazie!

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  2. Susan, I love the hint of old stories these beautiful buildings seem to hold. They ooze history and charm. And to smell flowers, baking, and coffee as one walks those streets would simply be a bonus.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

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  3. You couldn’t have described it more perfectly, Susan. I love the photos and how they capture the energy and life of the people in Rome in their streets, communities and little shops. I can only imagine what it feels like to actually be there with the sounds and smells. Thanks for bringing it to us. đŸ™‚

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  4. I love the new look Susan – always a great Blog eith interesting stories.

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  5. Every corner of Roma leads to new and fascinating discoveries!

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  6. I love the Roman streets. I agree you bever ferl alone even on a small deserted strert. You have a picture of one of our favorite gelatorias.

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  7. I share your feelings about Rome. It is one of my favourite cities and I really feel comfortable there wandering the streets alone. The transport system works so well, and after one tires of il centro, there are endless suburbs to explore. Great photos Susan.

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  8. Love your photographs of Rome! Brings back happy memories. Thank you!

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  9. I loved the Peperita place!! I found it just strolling through the Jewish ghetto. Loved the bicycle outside and the most amazing flavoured olive oils to taste and buy inside! A perfect hidden gem.

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  10. I love the way old walls, arches, even aqueducts become part of a new building. You photos make me wish I could pack my bag right now….

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  11. Yes Susan, always something to take our breath away around every corner. I love your photos. I will be back there in early May

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  12. Oh I am indeed the same—I love losing myself in Rome…!!!

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  13. Always something news to see that is usually very old Love the flowers and the second story shrines to Mary. Make me want to go back TODAY

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