Rome (1)

I arrived in Rome on a humid summer night to see the President’s exhibition of his classical sculpture and two much more loosely painted and allusive works which I had not seen before (it doesn’t really come out in the photograph):

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The exhibition was held jointly with Enzo Cucchi and afterwards we repaired to the roof terrace of a hotel on the Via Giulia, where the moon shone.   I had forgotten how beautiful Rome is.   The baroque churches:

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And the classical inscriptions set into the walls of houses:

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In the morning, I got up early before the heat to visit the local churches.   San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (façade by Galilei):

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The façade of the Palazzo dei Pupazzi (in restauro):

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The doorway of a house in the Via di S. Maria dell’ Anima:

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In S. Agostino, Caravaggio’s Madonna of Loreto was briefly illuminated:

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S. Luigi dei Francesi was shut:

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The Piazza Navona was empty:

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I walked round and round S. Ivo before I spotted Borromini above the rooftops:

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Now, it’s time for breakfast.

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