The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Photos of Romans

I enjoy taking candid photos of people I encounter while traveling. And for some reason that I haven't fully worked out, I prefer these photos in black and white rather than color. Perhaps with color photos the eye is drawn more to the color than to the actual subject of the photograph. But there might well be other reasons. As I say, I haven't quite worked it out.

Earlier today I uploaded a dozen or so of these photos to my page. They were taken in Rome and and few other cities in Italy. Should you feel the urge, you can view them in a slideshow by clicking here. I've included a few of my favorites below. You can view a larger version of each if you click on the photo.

Tired pilgrim in St. Peter's Square after a papal audience
Roman lovers oblivious to all else in the Borgo district
Four nuns hurrying across an empty Piazza Montecitorio in the early morning
Roman teens chatting and waiting for a bus in central Rome
Pilgrims (Diane on right) resting along Via della Conciliazione near the Vatican
Young boy playing at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome


  1. Oooooh... This makes me feel, even more, that I need to go to Rome again !

  2. I know exactly how you feel! Bon voyage...