I was on the Cupola of Saint Peter’s Basilica – Vatican, when I noticed this bird. I went closer to make photos of him thinking he might fly away. But he didn’t, he was actually posing for me!!
Rome is a very lively city. During the carnival, everybody would go out disguised with their children on the streets to watch the Carnevale Romano. An amazing show, really. But this was also a great opportunity for streets artists to get more attention. One of them, a woman who danced tango with her umbrella. The idea was so original that the crowd gathered around her to watch her dance.
You can also find these photos in the Carnevale Romano 2011 album on Flickr.
The best part of my stay in Rome was the Carnevale Romano. A grandiose event filled with beauty, poetry and costumes. People would come fill the Piazza del Popolo to watch the animations and get a glimpse of the equestrian show presented by the Roman Cavalry. It was MAGIC!
Check out the Carnevale Romano 2011 album on Flickr!
The Bioparco of Rome is 100 years old! Founded in 1911, it’s one of the oldest zoos in Europe. I had the chance to spend half a day under the rain there. Not all animals were behind bars, which was a good change from most of the zoos I’ve so far. So if you happen to pass by Rome, do not forget to drop by the Bioparco! And by the way, it’s HUGE! A “fast visit” took 4 hours.. *Whistles
Check the Bioparco of Rome album on Flickr!