Roman Parks

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

While Rome is not known for its parks, there are quite a few of them, which I discovered while trying to escape an early heat wave that unexpectedly had temperatures in the 90s every day I was in Rome.  Roman parks are a little different from America or even parks in other European cities like London or Paris.  There are statues and fountains everywhere, as well as buildings, former villas or sometimes churches.  Then there are the ubiquitous pine trees.  I was fascinated by the pinea.  I love their shape and eerie quality.  I was constantly trying to include them in my pictures.

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Detail of Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Detail of Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Villa Corsini, Rome

Villa Corsini, Rome

Soccer in the Eternal City, Rome

Soccer in the Eternal City, Rome

Rome from Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi

Rome from Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

The only map I saw in Rome

The only map I saw in Rome

Pine trees in the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Pine trees in the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Borghese Museum, Rome

Borghese Museum, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome