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The first thing you learn about Rome is that you need to look behind the facades. Inside the footpath hugging buildings are lovely courtyards, often with fountains and gardens.
Ricardo's Roma Collection - trying to capture the
essence, flavour and style of our two weeks in Rome in a short
catwalk display would be like reading the complete works of
Shakespeare in 30 minutes, so I won't try.
Rome wasn't built in a day, sometimes it just looks that way!
Some churches, like the Pantheon, have made use of structures that have been standing in this city for almost two thousand years; some are more recent in their architecture.
But whether new or old, it seems that most have their foundations on places that have been used for some kind of worship for many years before a one-God religion became in vogue (maybe these are just good spots; maybe there is a special aura around these places; maybe their destiny was ordained).
And, of course the spires and domes of the churches dominate Rome's skyline like no other city…………. while the streetscape below is filled with cafes and restaurants.
But there is still room for lovely parks and gardens, places where the pace of the city is left behind and you can stroll quietly, or even hire a bicycle.
The essence of any city is its people. Rome has friendly people - people who are happy to have a chat, provide good service, give you directions. And if you get upset about the price of a coffee, just remember that you are paying for "sitting time" as well as the drink.
And the fashions! We are coming back to shop when we win the lottery.
Some things in Rome will never change, like the ancient ruins they just get older; so don't hurry, just make sure you get here sometime.