October 25, 2014

Rome By Night


Whether under daylight or dusk, the Eternal City of Rome amazes and impresses, from evocative ruins to beautiful structures that have been in continuous use for nearly 2,000 years.  The light of day illuminates Rome as a living city, bustling with lively Italians and over-awed tourists, but Rome by night enchants and mesmerizes with the mystique of a city that has endured through countless kingdoms, empires, rulers, and brooded over innumerable generations' worth of secrets, sorrows, and strife that have occurred within her boundaries.  Here are a few of my favorite Rome By Night shots:


The Pantheon - incredible by day or night.


I love how the blurred lines of the buildings contrast with the clarity of the full moon in this picture.

The Vittorio Emannuel memorial glows brightly underneath the light of a full moon and clear skies.

The Colosseum stands just as proudly as it has since its construction nearly 2,000 years ago -- even if it's lost a few of its bricks and stones along the way!

Do you prefer the mystique of a city after dark compared to its daytime glory?  Have you ever visited Rome?

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13 comments:

  1. I love night photography. And your photos here are exquisite. That last one of the coliseum is perfect.

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    1. Thank you!!! It's definitely my favorite!

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  2. I love Rome! I can't wait to explore more of Italy!

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  3. I didn't do much walking around at night when I visited Rome many years ago but your photos look beautiful!

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    1. Gives you a great reason to go back and do some nocturnal wanderings of your own! :)

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  4. Love exploring cities by night - the aura and clientele are so different that during daytime. Rome must have been stunning in the moonlight!

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    1. Yes, stunning is the perfect word. It was absolutely magical.

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  5. I'm always too exhausted to explore a city at night, but night photos are so awesome. Everything looks so different under the lights and darkness.

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    1. Oh, man, it's funny that you should say that because at first I was kicking and screaming when Danny suggested going for a walk after our (late) dinner. But I'm so glad we did! Next time I need to bring more 5hr energy shots with me, though. ;)

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  6. How cool that you guys got to go for a night stroll, the only night pictures we've taken were on our way to the hostel.. one of the colosseum and the other one of the vatican.

    (Catching up on previous posts)

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