Monday, November 30, 2015

STREET ART in Rome Advent Calendar (30.11.15)

Horses by Carlos Atoche, 2015

This Chilean born artist (1984), with an Argentinian mother and a Peruvian father, has interesting street art all over the city of Rome. These horses are "grazing" on the side of Via Prenestina, a short distance outside Porta Maggiore. (Note: This mural was painted after my 2014 Advent Calendar was posted!)

This is another horse by Atoche in Pignetto.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

STREET ART in Rome Advent Calendar

First Sunday in Advent

Pasolini Tribute
by Mr. Klevra, 2014
via Fanfulla da Lodi, 56

Based on a frame from Pier Paolo Pasolini's movie "The Gospel According to Matthew," this wall on a Pigneto neighbourhood street features the actress Margherita Caruso in the role of the Virgin Mary.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Get ready for Advent 2015

Advent 2015

Every year I enjoy sharing with family and friends a Roman Advent Calendar. Themes have included doors, windows, fountains, and stairs. Last year the theme was "Horses in Rome." On Sunday, November 29th, I will begin my 9th Roman Advent Calendar. Keep an eye out for it!

Advent Calendars have a wonderful history and many families cherish memories of anticipating the celebration of Christmas by opening little cardboard doors during the days of Advent.

You can return to this blog every day until Christmas and see something I have photographed in the amazing city of Rome.

Note: "L'occhio è l'unico che ouò assorters della belles - The eye is the only one who can see the beauty" was painted by Maupal in 2014 and  can be seen in the Roman neighbourhood of Pigneto on Via Fanfulla da Lodi. It is the eye of the poet and movie director Pier Paolo Pasolini.