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.