Friday, December 12, 2008

Advent Calendar: Roman Door 12

Door on Via Caio Cestio, No. 13.  Across the street at No. 6 is the entrance to the Non-Catholic Cemetery, often called the Protestant Cemetery or English Cemetery. Among those buried in the cemetery are John Keats, the poet Shelly, Goethe's illegitimate son August, American architect William Rutherford Meade (of McKim, Meade & White) and Richard Henry Dana, the author of Two Years Before the Mast.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying: - Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth, goodwill towards men.
From Handel's Messiah: Part I
Soprano Recitative and Chorus

1 comment:

OSC Generalate said...

I do like this one! Great shot!. The whole series of doors is so delightful and creative. I really am enjoying the series for Advent. Jim Hentges