28 February 2006
27 February 2006
In the most important sqare and streets in Rome U can see street artists who create different characters like in a unique big performance. Insert a coin in their glass and they take alive to enjoy your day .
Nelle piazze e nelle strade più importanti si possono incontrare artisti di strada che interpretano diversi ruoli come in una unica grande rappresentazione teatrale. Inserisci una moneta nei loro cappelli e prenderanno vita per rendere più piacevole la tua giornata.
Pubblicato da Joe alle 00:19
26 February 2006
Some people in Piazza Ippolito Nievo waiting 4 the tram n°8 . Behind them an advertising poster with spot about a sanitary towel brand : "Every month more than one woman over 5 is unsatisfied about her sanitary Towel.
Alcune persone in Piazza Ippolito nievo attendono il tram n° 8. Dietro una pubblicità di una marca di assorbenti .
Pubblicato da Joe alle 23:05
25 February 2006
24 February 2006
Yesterday night after work it was still raining . Many many people here in rome use a motorbike, a scooter 2 go around, 2 go work and they use it also when the wheather is bad , when it's raining. yesterday , in my neighbroad , in 1 hour , 3 crash .I'm sad expecially about a girl . she has an accident with her motorbike just under my eyes . it has been orrible! I hope 4 her life. Do not use motorbike with rain, especially in Rome where there are many ancient streets with "sanpietrini" which is a very old floor of traditional use but dangerous for bikes with only 2 wheels!!!
Ieri sera all'uscita dal lavoro pioveva ancora. Molte molte persone qui a Roma usano una moto , uno scooter per andare in giro , per andare a lavoro e lo usano anche quando il tempo è cattivo; quando piove. Solo ieri , nel mio quartiere, nell'arco di un ora ben 3 incidenti. Sono triste per una ragazza . Ha avuto un incidente con il suo motorino , proprio sotto i miei occhi. E' stato orribile ! spero bene per la sua vita. Non usate la moto quando piove , specialmente a Roma dove ci sono molte strade antiche fatte di "sanpietrini" che è un tipo di pavimentazione antica ma molto pericolosa per le moto con 2 sole ruote!!!
Pubblicato da Joe alle 10:25
23 February 2006
The famouse quirinale sqare and the Quirinale, the location of our President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. It is on one of the seven hill in Rome : Colle del Quirinale
La famosa piazza del Quirinale e il palazzo omonimo , sede del nostro Presidente Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. Il palazzo si erge su uno dei sette colli di Roma , il colle del quirinale appunto.
Pubblicato da Joe alle 08:59
22 February 2006
It's only some days that is finished an important exhibition about Burri and other artists who created a new trend of the second half of the last century in art called "informale" .
They work with many materials and create innovative works. Burri became famous with works of great impact made by black plastic bags and red colours. The place of the exhibition was Scuderie del Quirinale (in Quirinale sqare
Da pochi giorni si è conclusa un importante mostra su Burri e altri artisti fondatori di una nuova tendenza artistica della seconda metà del secolo denominata "informale" . La materia è il loro elemento creativo con il quale hanno creato opere innovative. Burri diventa famoso con controversi lavori di grande impatto realizzati con sacchi di plastica nera e colore rosso. Il luogo della mostra è stato "Le Scuderie del quirinale ( in piazza del Quirinale
Pubblicato da Joe alle 08:19
21 February 2006
Inside Galleria Colonna there is a very nice bar where U can test a good coffe.
Many shops inside . From Zara to Feltrinelli Bookshop , Jam store and many others.
All'interno della galleria c'è un bar molto bello dove poter gustare un ottimo caffè. All'interno ci sono molti negozi . Da Zara alla Feltrinelli , il negozio Jam e molti altri
Pubblicato da Joe alle 00:27
20 February 2006
Galleria Colonna in the center of the City in front of Piazza Colonna and Close to Via Del Corso it's a big important gallery . In december 2003 The gallery has been reopended after 10 years close and now it's a commercial center. It has been renamed Galleria Alberto Sordi in honor of the great Roman actor.more images about Alberto Sordi
Galleria Colonna nel centro città di fronte Piazza Colonna e vicino Via Del Corso è una importante galleria. Nel dicembre del 2003 la galleria è stata riaperta dopo 10 anni di chiusura ed ora è diventato un centro commerciale. E' stata rinominata Galleria Alberto Sordi in onore del grande attore omonimo..Immagini di Alberto Sordi
Pubblicato da Joe alle 08:24
18 February 2006
17 February 2006
Oggi è Venerdì 17 !!!! Today Friday the 17th !!!! the most unlucky day !!!! . A Friday occurring on the 17th day of any month is considered , here in Italy, to be a day of bad luck . Similar superstitions exist in other traditions but with friday the 13th. So the solution against bad luck is the RED HORN and here a picture of many red (and golden) horns shotted in the center of Rome close to a newspaper shop.
Touch the red horn and the bad luck will go away !!!! P.S. Sorry 4 yesterday no image but I needed 1 day 2 regenerate after the alcool of S. Faustine party!!!
Pubblicato da Joe alle 00:01
15 February 2006
14 February 2006
13 February 2006
12 February 2006
Here in Rome we have problems with smog , so , today it's not permitted 2 use personal cars; U can go around only by bus, metro and Taxi. during the week there is a day (thursday) only for cars with even number-plate and a day only for cars with odd number-plate. UFFF!!!I can't use my Mini!
Pubblicato da Joe alle 09:54
11 February 2006
The beautiful shop-window of Campo Marzio pen shop. It's a shop close to S.Lorenzo in Lucina sqare in Via di Campo Marzio in the center of the city. Here you can find every kind of high-quality pen and other things like italian colored bags and helmets for motor-bike with a coloured leather skin ... the new trend here . You can also have an high tech one with big logo design . I'll show you soon.
Pubblicato da Joe alle 03:16
10 February 2006
Here in Italy there are political election and so it's a party strife. watching television or leastening the radio it's only an electoral campaign.
So our flag from "Altare della patria" in Piazza Venezia like simbol of our identity and strainght! We hope 4 the best . We hope Berlusconi go home!
Pubblicato da Joe alle 08:50
09 February 2006
08 February 2006
A shot from my car while 2 nuns crossing the road at Circo Massimo .
This oval basin, nearly 600 meters long, is almost entirely filled in with dirt. It was once a race track. It was made in the time of the Etruscan kings (presumably Tarquinio Prisco). Augustus adorned the brick structure with an imperial stage, which was rebuilt by Trajan, enlarged by Caracalla and restored by Constantine. During the reign of Constantine, the Circus could hold more than 200,000 spectators. Today only the outline remains (the area it occupied is now a public garden but often is used for concerts or big events like the big party when Rome football team win the Italian cup ).
Pubblicato da Joe alle 03:13
07 February 2006
06 February 2006
05 February 2006
Yesterday I've been to India Theatre ,Via L. Pierantoni, 6, Rome where I've seen a very interesting show on immigrates: "Single Gone. A different travel from the others ".
"Single Gone trip " it's an interactive show where you can live the real experience of an immigrate who leave his country to look for a best life in Europe . I's like a role game where plases are reconstructed like natural measure of atmospheres . The visitor is invited to identify in one of the figures of immigrant , I was Assif from Bangladesh, and you have to understand the reasons why you want to leave your native country, the difficulties met in the arrival in the europe country, the contacts with the bureaucracy, the working and social insertion. The stages of this distance are guided from actors of foreign origin them self.
The Show was presented in december with the presence of the Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, the President of the Lazio Region Piero Marrazzo, the President of the Provence of Rome Enrico Gasbarra and presented by the the High Commissariat of the United Nations for Shelters - UNHCR- Laura Boldrini. more images
Ph: © 2006, giovanni de angelis
Pubblicato da Joe alle 16:50
04 February 2006
Walter Veltroni improved Rome in an extraordinary way. Not only are the public services better now than they were in the past; he fully realized that Rome's greatest capital is tourism and art. New museums and villas, the Auditorium by Renzo Piano, free concerts of international importance with artists such as McCartney and Simon & Garfunkel, the Europe Music Award and "La casa del Jazz" where I've taken this shot. The improvement of the road network and the new trains in the underground; the struggle against unauthorized building; a serious environmental policy; the expansion of malls; the care and consideration for people's problems; and immigrants, above all, a way of acting in politics without imposing oneself but by dialogue and comprehension. He really has a kind word for all. Thank you, Mr Veltroni. Ph: © 2006 , giovanni de angelis
Pubblicato da Joe alle 11:12
03 February 2006
Vittoriano or well known as the "Altare della patria" was built in honour of the first King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II who died in 1878.
4 june 1911 Vittoriano was opened by Vittorio Emanuele III and it represented the union of Italy.
Today , after a long period close, it'possible to go inside and go up where U can have a new and interesting point of view about Rome, looking Venezia sqare.
more information: Il Vittoriano
Ph: © 2005-2006 giovanni de angelis
Pubblicato da Joe alle 09:13
02 February 2006
The Wishing Fountain.Today warm and sunny day. Fontana di Trevi ,at the bottom of the street, backed by the façade of the Palazzo Poli, (have a look of the first image posted on this web) looms the most stunning of the fountains of Rome: the central figure, the Ocean (by Pietro Bracci) is shown dominating sea horses guided by Tritons, while in the niches on either side are the figures of Abundance (on the left) and Health (on the right), both by Filippo della Valle.
Bernini had initially been commissioned by Urban VIII to construct a monumental fountain, but the project had been abandoned after the Popes' death. It was Nicola Salvi, almost a century later, who was to build this ensemble on the site of one of Rome's earliest fountains designed to receive the water of the Aqua Virgo.
The bliss of returning to the Eternal City is guaranteed to all foreigners who, with their back turned, throw a coin over their shoulder into the fountain. (Before leaving the square be sure to look at the church of Santi Vincenzo ed Anastasio.
Cardinal Mazarin commissioned Martino Longhi the Younger to design the ornate Baroque façade, which was built between 1641 and 1650.)
Ph: © 2006, giovanni de angelis
Pubblicato da Joe alle 01:34
01 February 2006
This is TAV (Treno ad Alta Velocità) , the Italian High Speed Train.
Now it is active only on the line between Rome and Naples but the other lines are in definition and soon all the country will be connected in High Velocity.
The project :Official site for TAV.
The web-site for clients: Sito ufficiale Trenitalia Alta Velocità (Official Trenitalia High Velocity Train web-site
Ph: ©2006, giovanni de angelis
Pubblicato da Joe alle 03:36