Monday, November 27, 2006

The Two Romes

Most every time one sees a picture of St. Peter's, it is normally fromt he front with Via della Conciliazione and the colonnade, placing it in a context that seems to say that St. Peter's is surrounded by other Christian works of art. While walking, I saw this view of St. Peter's and thought the contrast to be interesting. To me this shot expresses the idea that there are two Romes, the Christian Rome, which is the capital of Catholicism, and the secular Rome, which is a city in a Europe slowly forgetting its Christian roots.

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