13 April, 2009

My World Today - Piazza Bendetto Cairoli-Rome, Italy 2009


Today I take you to a charming little Piazza that I passed by every day while in Rome enroute to my bus transfer destination at Largo Argentino. The Piazza Benedetto Cairoli is not a well manicured Piazza and perhaps that lends to some of its charm. It is a favorite of the pigeons and you will have to shoo them off the benches if you'd like to sit and people watch. I usually sit for a bit and soak in the atmosphere. Do click on the images to enlarge.

The building you see behind the fountain is the Palazzo Signori.

On the end opposite the fountain is a statute dedicated to Federico Seismit-Doda (1825-1893) who was involved in some of the early politics of the young Italian Republic and a member of the Venetian Volunteers. This group led a revolt against the Austrians in 1848.


The pigeons put on quite a show in the fountain. I thought this fellow quite pretty.



Let's sit down and chat a bit, watch the pigeons and plan out our adventure for today.

Do stop by MY WORLD and visit the other participants posts. We have quite a group from all corners of the world. I know you will find the photo essays very interesting.



58 comments:

Susie of Arabia said...

I love the terra cottas and the blues in these photos. So earthy looking. With all those pigeons, one would think the benches would be covered in bird poo - but it looks quite clean! I agree, this place is charming!

The Explorer said...

Thanks for the short trip. I felt like, I was there...c",)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for taking us on your tour! And thank you also for the visit! Have a great week!

MedaM said...

What wonderful photos you took during your stay in Italy. I am glad I don’t have to choose the best one because I wouldn't be able to decide. I enjoyed the first photo looking at that fountain, a refreshing place for pigeons; the old building at the background with so many small windows that decorate its facade and giving it some special look....really beautiful and full of special charm, indeed!

Louise said...

Why do pigeons look so much better there than in my back yard?! Such a beautiful place!

Janie said...

What a charming piazza. Interesting how the pigeons all line up around the fountain. It would be a fascinating place to sit and enjoy the day.

Carver said...

What a wonderful place to hang out with the pigeons. Beautiful.

ewok1993 said...

I always wanted to see the piazzas of Italy in person but in the meantime I am enjoying the Italian tour you're giving us.

Arija said...

I am enthrelled with your posts from Italy.
I find it amazing how all the colours in this square blend naturally, including the advertisements and cars, not to mention the pigeons and buildings.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Lovely Piazza, thanks for taking us around.
Have a great week

Mary ElizabethBlog.

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

I love those blues. Those pigeons must be so thirsty!

Martha said...

A lovely spot but I would be careful about sitting on that bench!

allhorsestuff said...

That was a beautiful jaunt today...thanks for the bench to sit on..oops watch the poo!

antigoni said...

If i take all your posts about Italy, i'll make a perfect guide for a future trip. Excellent photos.

koala said...

Loads of pigeons. One of the few animals I dislike.

Babooshka said...

The words charming and Piazza are made for each other, especially here. I'd happily send time here.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

What a great post!Thank you.It is my dream to spend some time in Italy,just discovering that country.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful part of the world where you are. Love the sit at the bench and watch the goings on in the streets.

Mojo said...

Remarkable contrast and dynamic range! Almost as if they were HDR processed. Bravo!

Lew said...

The old cities just have charm that makes you wnat to stop and enjoy! That is especially true on a warm, sunny spring day with a bench to sit and watch the world go by. Beautiful post!

Lanny said...

Those are beautiful photos. I love the colors and the shot of the pigeon in the fountain. The idea of sitting on the bench however seems like trying to find a place to sit in my chicken coop!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful tour of the Piazza. Thanks.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The photos turned out beautifully, Erin. The piazza is lovely. That pigeon photo on the fountain is my favorite. I've never been fond of pigeons, but you made that one look quite striking indeed.

Well done!

~Lisa

J said...

These photos remind me of why I love Rome so much. Thanks! :)

Tarolino said...

Absolutely charming photos. So full of atmosphere. I just love the pigeon in the fountain and you provide very in deth information too.

Indrani said...

Lovely shots, Erin!
I liked the shadows in the last shot.

thepurplejournal said...

Yeah, pigeons there are better looking :)

Gorgeous pictures, Erin! Thank you so much for sharing them.

fishing guy said...

Erin: What great photos from your trip, maybe I will visit there some day.

Gattina said...

What a lovely place to sit ! but what a lot of pigeons !!

aurinkoinen blogi =) said...

so beautiful photos ;)

Lilli & Nevada said...

How beautiful and i would love to sit on that bench with you and chat. wonder how much bird poo gets on these benches? Shall i bring something to clean it off with ? LOL

Tammie Lee said...

Fun to see your world. I love the 3rd image!

Regina said...

Awesome. I like your blog Erin.

magiceye said...

so pleasantly oldworldly..

sakaigirl said...

Great shots!!

maryt/theteach said...

Your world in these photos is so lovely and colorful, Erin! thanks for commenting at my blog! :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lovely piccies Erin, full of mediterranean warmth.

Titania said...

The piazza B.Cairoli looks very inviting to have a rest. The sun warmed facades of the grand buldings add so much to the ambiance, not to forget the ubiquitous pigeons.

George said...

This piazza is absolutely charming. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Wolynski said...

Stunning photos - I do like Italy, wish I was there again.

Sidney said...

Wow! That is a beautiful place !

ms toast burner said...

Mmm, very nice.

Denise said...

What a fabulous place and your photos are excellent Erin. They make me want to go pack my bags right now :)

Lantaw said...

really charming place! would love to sit on that bench and read a book

diane said...

Certainly has loads of character. Wouldn't like the pigeons to pooh on me though. I like the way you present your pics.

zeal4adventure said...

How nice to be passing by that beautiful piazza everyday. I love those pigeon shots! Thanks for the tour.

Carolyn said...

Thank you for letting us join you as you take a rest stop on your journey. The first photo is beautiful...I love the detail on the building and your composition of the photo.
Smiles

The Whispering Poppies said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog today, Erin, and for your sweet words! Your photography is just outstanding!!! I appreciate you always sharing such beauty on your blog! You obviously had a FABULOUS time in Italy! =)

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Wonderful pictures. A nice place to make your plans and the pigeons are so lovely!

Linda said...

What a charming square.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite a place but what a lot of pigeon poop!

Annie said...

Thank you for your visit to my humble blog. I have been enjoying being in NYC. I am enjoying my visit to Rome on your blog!
And surprisingly my grandson in his stroller and I were sitting watching the pigeons also in a beautiful little park today!

Minka said...

So Italian. Great pics.

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are beautiful! I love the postcard look to them.

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