Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
For those of you who are following our site, you’d probably notice that I have been posting quite a number of photographs from Rome in the past few weeks. I just realized that these photos have been sitting on my albums for a year now, waiting to be shared here for our Photo Journal. While a year old now, I do hope you’d enjoy them. This week, I am featuring the awe-inspiring statues around Rome. Do expect more of my Rome photo-series in the coming weeks.
“…we can endure neither our vices nor the remedies needed to cure them.”
“Look at their arts, their power of turning stone into lifelike figures, and above all, the way in which they can transfer their thoughts to white leaves, so that others, many many years hence, can read them and know all that was passing, and what men thought and did in the long bygone. Truly it is marvelous.”
― G.A. Henty
“Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back.”
― Marcus Aurelius
“Rome and New York were impressive, but they knew they were. They had the beauty of a vain woman who had squeezed herself into her favourite dress after hours of careful self worship. There was a raw, feral beauty about this landscape that was totally unselfconscious but no less real…There was no pomp or vanity here; this was an innocent, natural beauty, the best kind, like a woman first thing in the morning, lit up by the sun streaming through a window, who doesn’t quite believe it when you tell her how beautiful she is.”
― Leonardo Donofrio,
“Rome is a broken mirror, the falling straps of a dress, a puzzle of astonishing complexity. It is an iceberg floating below our terrace, all its ballasts hidden beneath the surface.”
― Anthony Doerr
“You have not studied the histories of ancient times, and perhaps know not the life that breathes in them; a soul of beauty and wisdom which had penetrated my heart of hearts.”
― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,