Yes, a strange melancholy comes over you as you stroll through the streets of Rome these days, even more fascinating on sunny and blue days. The city appears more beautiful to you, but empty. It appears brighter, but lifeless. It appears to you as it is. Of course, you distinctly hear the sounds and echoes… Read More ROME IS NOT ROME WITHOUT THE EYES OF THE WORLD THAT ADMIRE IT
© Roberto Alborghetti These pictures aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are photos: I took them in Rome on walls, advertising billboards, gates, wastebins… Free abstract and informal art along the… Read More THE AMAZING IMPERFECTION OF THE WORLD AROUND US: 12 ABSTRACT PHOTOS FROM ROME
Photos and Video by Roberto Alborghetti © Roberto Alborghetti
Some more signs, scratches and graffiti from the walls in Rome… As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, or digitally made compositions. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I collected so far more than 100.000 images. I’m always amazed how the reality goes beyond every… Read More SIGNS,SCRATCHES AND GRAFFITI FROM THE WALLS IN ROME #2
© Roberto Alborghetti Photos In this beautiful basilica in the very heart of Rome will be held next Friday, January 13, 2017 (6 pm) the official launch of my new book, published by Velar, entitled “Come Chicchi in Una Spiga di Grano” (it’s my fourth book about Pope Francis). The basilica is dedicated to Sant’Andrea… Read More ROME: THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF MY NEW BOOK IN THIS WONDERFUL BAROQUE BASILICA
© Roberto Alborghetti Photos In Rome, not far from the famous Piazza Navona, we can admire the Church of St. Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi) dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to St. Denis the Areopagite and St. Louis IX, king of France. The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by… Read More ROME: THREE MASTERPIECES BY CARAVAGGIO IN ONE SHOT (CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS OF THE FRENCH)
© Roberto Alborghetti Photos Okay, we agree. We live in the world of advertising and smartphones (which day by day are unnecessarily more powerful). But it is not the most aesthetically pleasing the large billboard (about a smartphone) that in Rome is obscuring the focal point of St. Peter’s Basilica from Umberto Primo Bridge, along Tevere… Read More ROME: WHEN ADVERTISING DESTROYS THE BEAUTY OF A PANORAMA…
PHOTOS AND VIDEOCLIP BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
© Roberto Alborghetti Photos The best way to admire the fabulous Fontana di Trevi, after the restoration, is the nightime… The play of light and shade, the distance from the noises of the big city, the sounds of the waterfalls… Nothing else. But that is the magic of Rome.
PHOTOS: © Roberto Alborghetti Last night in Rome I had the wonderful chance to admire a special preview of a great show: the new LED lights system for the ancient Forum area, as shown in this photo-gallery. But there is also a great new: every Friday night, from tomorrow April 22 to end of October, the Roman… Read More SPECIAL PREVIEW FROM ROME: AMAZING NEW LED LIGHTS FOR THE ANCIENT FORUM…WELCOME TO THE GREAT SHOW OF THE HISTORY!
*** Sixteen random abstract images from Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions project about decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. The pictures were taken from a container of used clothing located on Via Nazionale, in the centre of Rome. Fellow blogger Lanier Smith ( http://sentsmemory.wordpress.com/) wrote these thoughts about the videoclip: “I love these! Several… Read More ROME, LIGHT AND SHADOWS / 16 SCENES FROM A CONTAINER OF USED CLOTHING LOCATED ON VIA NAZIONALE…
© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, 2014 * These pictures aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. I took them some days ago, during a rush-visit to Rome. Through these pics I tried… Read More UNDER THE SKY OF ROME / TWELVE RANDOM AND ABSTRACT IMAGES TO TELL SENSE AND SENSATIONS OF A CITY…
I recently had the honour to meet Pope Francis for the presention of the biography I wrote about him. The private encounter took place in Casa Santa Marta, an unpretencious house where he usually lives. Before the encounter I had a very special gift: the possibility to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic… Read More INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #2 / EXCLUSIVE: THE FRESCOES BY MICHELANGELO IN CAPPELLA PAOLINA (LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY AREA)