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Rome Street Photography

Whenever I am in a big city street photography becomes part of my daily shooting. What I love about it is that you easily can integrate it whilst walking along the touristy spots. It doesn't even matter that you shoot during midday since the houses and streets have plenty of light and shadow for you to play with. I spent a week in Rome during March 2017 and it was my first time in Italy's capital. This blogpost features my street photography this beautiful old city. If you are interested my other articles on Rome check here for St. Peter's BasilicaCastel Sant'Angelo, My Top Ten Rome pictures, my Colosseum blogpost and my Rome gallery

Around Vatican

Borgo Pio is filled with religious handicraft stores and gathers nuns and clerics from all over the place.
Borgo Pio is filled with religious handicraft stores and gathers nuns and clerics from all over the place.

Our apartment was in Borgo Pio street which is a 5 min walk away from the Vatican. The street is home to some shops offering religious handicraft. You can see clerics, priests and nuns from all over the world in their typical garment. My first part of this blogpost features the Vatican area with St. Peter's Square, the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant'Angelo and the Swiss Guard.

Standing still for hours: The Swiss Guard protecting the Pope at St. Peter's Basilica
Standing still for hours: The Swiss Guard protecting the Pope at St. Peter's Basilica
One of my favorite Rome street shots: A cyclist in awe about the beauty of St. Peter's Square and its basilica
One of my favorite Rome street shots: A cyclist in awe about the beauty of St. Peter's Square and its basilica
Castel Sant'Angelo is one of my favorite places in Rome. It holds a family run cafe on top with excellent views towards St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican.
Castel Sant'Angelo is one of my favorite places in Rome. It holds a family run cafe on top with excellent views towards St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican.
After visiting the inner cupola of St. Peter's Basilica we went all the way up top. It was midday and time for some silhouette work.
After visiting the inner cupola of St. Peter's Basilica we went all the way up top. It was midday and time for some silhouette work.
Only in Rome: The King of Popes is...? John Paul II., of course!
Only in Rome: The King of Popes is...? John Paul II., of course!

In the middle of the city

It can't get more Italian than this: A marketer repairing its Piaggio Ape. Almost too much of a cliché...
It can't get more Italian than this: A marketer repairing its Piaggio Ape. Almost too much of a cliché...
Piazza Navona is one of the squares filled with street venders. I really like this low angle shot of this guy selling scarfs.
Piazza Navona is one of the squares filled with street venders. I really like this low angle shot of this guy selling scarfs.
Although this kind of art is definitely not my style, it still is great spray can art!
Although this kind of art is definitely not my style, it still is great spray can art!
I was out at the Colosseo for some long exposure architectural shots. But this street artist made for a nice moving foreground towards the old amphitheatre.
I was out at the Colosseo for some long exposure architectural shots. But this street artist made for a nice moving foreground towards the old amphitheatre.
Just a spontaneous shot on our almost daily way to the subway. I love his hair and jacket.
Just a spontaneous shot on our almost daily way to the subway. I love his hair and jacket.
Rome offers a church for every day of the year. This is Santa Maria Maggiore near Central Station which had some nice light "enlightening" this cleric.
Rome offers a church for every day of the year. This is Santa Maria Maggiore near Central Station which had some nice light "enlightening" this cleric.

On the other side of the Tiber: Trastevere

A classic street scene: Strong lights and shadows in Trastevere during the late afternoon
A classic street scene: Strong lights and shadows in Trastevere during the late afternoon

Trastevere is a part of Rome located west of the Tiber. It was the more original and more quiet part of the capital until this became the reason for every tourist coming there. After a large stroll around the inner city of Rome we passed Tiber endeavoring this part of town during late afternoon. It is so worth exploring and really feels like its own city and environment.

Trastevere after sunset in 2017: The "selfie generation" doing its thing. I really like the old facade of the bar.
Trastevere after sunset in 2017: The "selfie generation" doing its thing. I really like the old facade of the bar.

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