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Ahhh Rome! I love it there. Everywhere I walked was filled with art and inspiration. One of my hobbies is ancient Roman history, so the city had forever held a mythical romanticism place in my mind. I have a bad (good) habit of circumnavigating structures before taking photos to find the right angle. I say bad because some of these structures are so big that it's a major commitment to walk around the thing. Finally, however, it paid off and I found some wet pavement just outside one of the subways.
That purple streak in the upper left is very mysterious. I don't
really remember what happened during the shot to cause that, but it
was an unexpected and pleasant surprise.
from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com