More of images of the Virgin Mary that can be seen on almost every street in the Eternal City.
I am always astonished at the variety of styles and conditions of these works of art.
Photo #5, shows a corner devotional plaque, from 1860, depicting Pentecost. The Virgin is at the center and she is flanked by the 12 Apostles, as the dove of the Holy Spirit hovers above the group.
I think the combined passions of being an artist (so loving different fonts), plus enjoying Latin, so learning about the history of the people of the time, is why I am fascinated by Roman numerals.
Arial and san serif fonts are far more used today, more moderna nd contemporary... but I still like Times New Roman (please not the name haha), and Garamond... two truetype fonts that are under rated in my view.
Yes, their serifs arnet popular anymore, but they are still classical and elegant and I try and incorporate them into my work where I can.
In publishing, not so much, but in my fine art work.
You find Roman numerals and lettering all over Rome. Beautiful! :)
Money is never directly handed to a cashier or server. Almost every shop or restaurant cashier, will have a dish next to them. Place the money there, and they will return your change there. It took my room's favorite barista, Giuseppe, explaining it to put our minds at ease. It's not because they are rude, it's just the way that it's done. :)
No dodgy and cheap Council signage in Rome. No way!
Road and street signs are usually found on the 1st floor of the building at the end of the street. Most are in marble and are in Roman-style text....
When a 'U' is written as a 'V' etc.
Very characterful and just what one would expect in a city such as this! :)
I photographed quite a few of them!
The abbreviation S.P.Q.R. comes from the expression Senatus PopulusQue Romanus (Latin: the Senate and the People of Rome) and you can see it everywhere around the Eternal City.