THE ETERNAL BEAUTY

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw

la Grande Bellezza

How do you remain indifferent to Rome? Indifferent to the roman-way and its contradictions? Grattachecca vendors from Sri Lanka in the kiosks along Lungotevere, spritz-sipping vitelloni eyeing at Nordic beauties by the Pantheon, the lazy pizzardoni (mock-name for local police) strolling along the Spanish Steps holding block of fines, pretending to work. Noisy crowds of tattooed pilgrims wandering about baroque monuments. Empty ice cream paper cups on cobblestones. Ancient ruins and modern litters.

Revolting Rome, overwhelming Rome. Yet Rome, outraged by the hordes of Huns and Barbarians, fast-food abusers and dreadlocked backpackers posing for an instagram Selfies on their iPhones, KEEPs CALM & remains the same…

PHOTOS: LA GRANDE BELLEZZA and STREET LIFE

Francesca Braghetta

I grew up in Italy between Liguria and Sardinia, by sea, but I lived in London for three years where I was a Fine Art student at Central Saint Martins - College of Art and Design. When I returned to Rome I graduated in Comics and Illustration for children, and worked as a graphic designer and freelance photographer for few years. I love outdoor sports: snowboard is my favourite. I like writing and taking photographs, and in 2013 I started this travel blog. I have always been a curiosus person and I love travelling: I have visited 22 countries so far! I speak 3 languages fluently and I'm currently studying Chinese: 大家好!我叫晨光。I use a good old Canon 5D...

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