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?