Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Secret places in Rome.

I bought a book, a while ago, called "I segreti di Roma" (Secrets of Rome). It's from Corrado Augias, a pretty famous journalist who grew up here. It describes less-known places in the city.
I started reading the book, and thought it would be a really nice project to go see the places he writes about. So, I started last Saturday.

The first "secret" place he writes about is the so called "English Cemetery", which is actually a non-catholic cemetery, but people who rest there are mainly from England. Besides the history of the cemetery, which involves functions taking place at night to avoid "vengeful acts" from catholics and similar facts, what was beautiful was the peace reigning on the place. But let's the pictures do the talk:

Under the shadow of the Cestia Pyramid, here's the place where they rest:

This is the grave of a young english poet, who didn't want his name on his tombstone.



Another writing reveals who he is.


And his friend too, who rests close to him.



Finally, here are the ashes of a political italian man, condamned during the fascism for because of his opposition to the government.



There was such calmness and serenity exhuding from that place, it was enchanting.


1 comment:

cuileann said...

"Writ in water"...how beautiful.

[I've come over from The Glamourous Grad Student. Helloo!]

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