10 posts tagged instagram
I love formal gardens. These renaissance Italian ones are majestic. The kind you’d happily get lost in.
Villa Farnesina, mural, Rome, Italy, instagram, oct 2012
Caffe Gambrinus - I love this place. Oscar Wilde drank here. I sipped prosecco and espresso here and stopped at Oscar’s favorite chocolate shop, Gay Odin. Stopped here every night. Stood up at the bar, of course. Half the price. Better people watching. Gorgeous art nouveau interior.
Roman park and villa, iPhone shot, 2012
This is the view John Keats had of the world for the last months of his life. Once he was too sick to climb the Spanish Steps to the Pincian Hill view of the sunset over the piazza delle popolo and take in the sweeping view of the renaissance rooftops of cupolas, churches, houses and hotels of Rome - he had one final view, the Bernini fountain outside his room, at the end of his deathbed. He could hear the passersby and the fruit sellers. He could hear the horses hooves and the coaches. He could hear the rushing water of the fountain and smell the scent of the sweetest water in Rome. Sometimes he could drink it, a few shallow sips in a brief moment of respite.
I stood and looked out his window and took this shot with my phone. I stood there for ages alone and stared out the window and looked for John Keat’s ghost or a shadow of his memory, an imprint of him somewhere. I think I found him in the golden glow of dusk which touched everything in Rome for the last hour before sunset and made everything so pretty it hurt to lose it each night.
rococo room, versailles style rooms, philly museum of art, philadelphia, pa, 2012 (instagram iPhone)
voodoo experience lois lane and clark kent/superman, november, 2011, new orleans, louisiana (instagram iPhone shot).
versailles style detail, philadelphia museum of art, april, 2012
beautiful detail of a girl, philadelphia museum of art, april, 2012