Colosseo by Day and Night

Here are a few pictures from the Colosseum… you know… that place in Rome where Russell Crowe killed Joaquin Phoenix? … which reminds me that I really should go watch more Joaquin Phoenix movies… he’s always good, especially when he plays a kinda crazy guy.

Colosseo in Afternoon

Aurorus Reflectus Colosseo

Dark Prayers

For whatever reason, I found it sneaky and fun to take pictures of nuns from behind in churches throughout Italy. I now have one with a black habit and a white habit. I look forward to getting the Emperor’s special redguard habit on a future trip. I tried two different DOFs, obviously.

Cowled Prayer

Dark Prayers

So I decided to paint the ceiling of our bedroom (not)

I don’t do many things around the house, especially when it comes to things like painting, repair, and other silly things, like flushing. So it always impresses me to see someone that takes the time to actually get up and paint the ceiling, because if I were actually to do anything around the house, painting the ceiling would be way down the list (right after flushing).

And so here is another nicely painted ceiling in Rome…

so I decided to paint a mural above my four poster bed (just kidding)

The Grim Reaper Cometh in HDR

Here is a shot from a Roman church, where the side walls are lined with tombs and statues. I found this one to be particularly macabre, and a good subject for HDR.

I also included a few shots from the nearby churches as well.

The Grim Reaper Cometh

Deep inside the Catacombs

Alone in the Church

Padre, another Italian Church in HDR

Here is a church in Rome that I grabbed in HDR. The stained glass came out nicely. If you click on the image beneath it, you can see my entire set called Churches of Italy.

Padre

The Churches of Italy

The Purple Marble of the Church

Here is a tiny (actually it pretty small compared to most) church a few minutes away from the Colosseum. They don’t normally let the public in, but I sneaked in behind a wedding party that was there checking it out for an upcoming wedding. The priest that let us in assumed I was a photographer with the wedding. This is only one of many times I have been outright in-your-face deceptive with priests.

Corolo Borromaeo

Art

Here is another well-adorned church in Rome. If you look at the details of the painting on the left in the large version, they are quite detailed.

Also if you look close, you can see the nun in the black habit in the lower left.

Art

Le Crypto

This is a crypt that was buried deep under an old church in Rome. I can assure everyone that this is one spot I was NOT supposed to be, and certainly NOT with a camera, and definitely NOT supposed to be listening on my iPod to 80’s pop tunes.

Le Crypto

I have also put this in my Churches of Italy set. The picture below from the Duomo in Milan also links to that set if you have an interest.

The Airy Doom of the Duomo

Death from Above

Here is a rather ominous carving I found in an old church in Rome.

In the Arms of the Dead

The Saintly Chains in the Reliquary

Found in a crypt in Rome…

The Chains of a Saint in the Reliquary

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