Ricardo Kalaidjian
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No. 48 ROMA

As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated with the Roman Empire.

I don’t know if it’s the red capes of the soldiers with their golden helms, the emperors with their laurel wreaths (that’s the crown of leaves, I had to look it up too), or the gladiators fighting it out in the Colosseum. It always seemed magical to me.

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So when the opportunity arose for me to visit Rome I jumped at it. And it didn’t disappoint.

It’s incredible how one city can house so much history. Every corner you turn you might be faced with a different monumental structure and it never gets old.

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Probably the most famous of the Roman landmarks, the Colosseum is just as huge and impressive as it sounds. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to see the place packed with gladiators fighting to the death with swords and shields. Not sure my 21st century stomach could handle such an event, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Another incredible site to visit, albeit from a completely different time-frame, is the Vatican and it’s museum.

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The sheer amount of historical items in the museum is enough to occupy days if you really want to examine pieces in depth, I only had a few hours though

Two of the most famous parts of the museum (the map room and the Bramante staircase) are awesome and definitely make the museum visit worth it just for themselves.

It was outside of the museum however, that I took probably my favorite picture of the entire trip, in the famous Bernini Colonnade in St Peter’s Square

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I didn’t even mention the gear I used in this post (told you I liked Roman history) It was my Leica M6 with the 35mm Summilux and a few rolls of Portra 400

Hope you guys liked this entry, talk to you soon!

Ricardo