Frescos, ceilings, tapestries, mosaics, sculptures… there are just too many beautiful things in Rome to name.
One image, however, has stayed with me the strongest. Petals and stone.
Amid the ruins of Rome, wild poppies grow everywhere. In the Forum, their red is fleeting against the eternal grey.
In Rome’s ancient harbour city of Ostia Antica, some walls date back to third century BC.
This mosaic is the floor of a two thousand-year old school.
The poppies have a tenuous hold.
They’re probably already gone.
These are the same kind of poppies I used to see when I lived in Portugal. I loved coming across a field of them or even just a few in the same kind of spaces as you have above. Portugal isn’t quite as old as Italy, but it does have cofee shops older than Canada!
Wow – I just saw yours… now that’s beautiful! Thanks for stopping by so that I could discover your site. I can’t wait to spend more time there!