I went to a photo exhibit. In a museum. Which was actually a market, in Roman times. Some market!
The photo show was mostly ho-hum. Bits and pieces dipersed here and there among busts and other archaeological finds. The museum itself, in the Mercato di Trajano, however, offered glimpses on a Rome i’d never seen portrayed quite this way. Please, enjoy!
Yes, it’s crazy to go to a museum to see a photo exhibit, then largely ignore the photos. And then, even largely overlook the many lovely artefacts on display, only to focus on the light, filtering through the modern plexiglass panels, through the old windows, through modern ones, through holes in the walls. Filtering the light, bending it, channelling it, distorting it. With it, the city outside.
Irresistible, and made all the more so by the “No photography!” signs hanging here and there. Ha! No photography? And keep all this light to yourself? Not when this photographer is in town…