So are you tempted to go to Ljubljana now too? By the merest mention of its loveliness are you swayed to book a flight and give it a go? If the answers are a resounding yes! Then read on. If you’re more like “meh…” then get out of my sight. Just the facts about Ljubljana:… Read More Ljubljana: Just the Facts Ma’am
The world is big and deciding where to go for people who want to see it all is tricky. My annual trip back to Italy is a given, but in my lazy hours of perusing google flights and airbnb I can get the itch to go almost anywhere. But I had been thinking about Slovenia… Read More Deciding to Go to a Place: Slovenia??!! Edition
Let’s go back in time to not my most recent Rome trip, but the one before that. Because aside from waxing on and on about how freaking great MuRO is, there are a couple other worthy things to note about that trip, low those many months ago. For instance, that particular trip was the first… Read More Wrapping up that Rome trip (not the most recent one, but whatever, time is a flat circle)
So, I tried to be internet fancy and have a bigger! deal! blog! And then two job changes happened and moving and other garbage and life and blah, blah, blah nobody cares when a writer apologizes for being away for awhile. But I miss writing snarkily about the places I’ve been. And I’ve been to some… Read More Stepping Back/Coming Home/Overly Trite Something Else Here
So I’ve decided to move up in the world (or at least on the internet) and I actually set up a self-hosted domain for this here blog. You can now find all my exciting new posts about Rome, street art, travel lit, and god knows what all else at http://www.ruinsandrelics.com! I won’t be posting on… Read More Exciting and New! www.ruinsandrelics.com!
Here are a few more pictures of MURo because it’s fucking great. You can see on this main wall a wavy silver line. That line stretched all the way across all the murals on this section. It was not part of the original compositions and is what would traditionally be defined as “graffiti.” But that… Read More More photos from MURo because why the hell not?
Street art is something I love to come across, so when I discovered that there’s a street art museum in Rome (less a museum and more a neighborhood that has given itself over to murals), I hopped on practically the next train I could, took it way, way, way out of the center and wandered… Read More MURo: The Museum of Urban Art of Rome: BEST BEST BEST
Art Nouveau is not typically associated with Rome, but there are a few architectural gems that feature the swirling, floral designs that characterize this style. The Galleria Sciarra is one such gem, tucked away off of the Via del Corso and comprised of only a building courtyard (so it’s good for a few minutes of gawking… Read More Art Nouveau in Rome: the Galleria Sciarra is a lovely, quick break
Testaccio has many charms– good restaurants, Linari, 00100, the Monte, the mercato, I could go on. But if none of those things bring you down to this neighborhood that is only slightly, slightly out of the center but feels a world away. This wolf should. Because it’s awesome. Though this mural has been up since 2014… Read More Testaccio’s Wolf: Worth it.
I love the lesser known Michelangelos, because I get them all to myself. In the case of the Baths of Diocletian, a huge complex of ruins across the street from Termini, you get pleasant ancient stuff, weirdo early modern stuff and an entire Michelangelo courtyard all to yourself. I commend all the Roman visitors who don’t go… Read More A Michelangelo right next to Termini, but totally empty. Win for me!