Morning Light in Rome

Amazing morning light within the four walls of a stunning Palazzo a few winding blocks away from Piazza Navona

One of my most treasured experiences in Rome was a digital photography class in which my peers and I were introduced to some of the ancient city’s most beautiful, hidden corners, palazzos, and small museums, all awash in Rome’s unique light. I like to think that the Roman sky is so brilliantly blue because of how the light bounces off of the warm-colored buildings; all of the yellows and oranges as well as the cool blues welcome the sunlight like a Roman welcomes his long, leisurely lunch. Our digital photography class met twice a week for the first 5 hours of the day, traipsing all over the city to document its beauty, architecture, and inhabitants throughout the strong, luminescent, and ever-changing morning and mid-day light.

Piazza Del Popolo

Luminescent blue sky in the Jewish district

Modern motorcycles against the remnants of an ancient structure

An old woman beggar on the way to the Jewish district

Roman forum

A roman villa tucked away in the hills

Morning turns to afternoon, seen through the Aventine Keyhole, where no key is required to view St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance

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