Elyssa Bernard

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Fla G8r in #Rome #Italy since 2001. Come visit my website for lots more about Rome. All pix by me with iPhoneX or Canon G7X Mark II.

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I love so many of Bernini’s sculptures but there is something about this one that just wows me every time. This equestrian sculpture of Roman emperor Constantine at the moment he sees the cross and converts is surprising for a few reasons. The horse’s posture isn’t natural. But there is a completeness of the moment - the horse’s head jerking back, its tail swishing, Constantine gaping up at the heavens. The overall effect is of a man in awe, in motion, and we forget the impossibility of the horse to stand that way and see just the exact turning point for Constantine. Bernini, you got this. •
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On a hot steamy July day like today, I don’t mind a bit of an afternoon downpour, do you?
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Rome sunsets need no filter. @anastasiya_craze and I could not stop taking photos of the stunning sky last night! Great views (and great cocktails) at the @radissoncollectionrome. •
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The holy staircase was said to be brought to Rome from Jerusalem by Saint Helena, emperor Constantine’s mother. They are the stairs Jesus climbed to meet Pontius Pilate and receive his sentence. The only way to climb these 28 steps is on your knees. (There are parallel staircases you can take normally if you do not want to climb these steps like this.) For over 300 years, the well-worn fragile marble steps have been covered with wood to protect them. The wood came off at Easter and they’ve been meaning to put it back on but the deadline keeps moving. Today they should have been recovered but my pal @thecatholictraveler was there again today and said they are still like this. Once they do recover them (with a new wooden structure), its possible we won’t see them again like this in our lifetime. You still have the rest of today. And maybe tomorrow. Not sure now when but they are going to cover them any day now! •
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What’s your favorite time to visit the Roman Forum? In summer, I go close to closing time when the flowers are at their most vivid, and I can see that summertime glow on the buildings like the Temple of Romulus. •
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What do you like to look at while enjoying a summer sunset aperitivo? There’s only one place in Rome with this view. @thecourtrome is the fabulous new terrace in the stunning luxury hotel @palazzomanfredi. Come enjoy signature cocktails, along with superb snacks created by Michelin-star chef @chefdiiorio. Open to everyone (not just hotel guests) every evening from 18:30 - midnight. 
By the way, there’s something very special in this view besides the obvious. The “Ludus Magus” is right at our feet. This is where gladiators one trained.
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Love an early morning walk through Villa Borghese, one of Rome’s prettiest parks. At this hour, the sun is still kissing the water in the lakes and fountains, and turtles can be spotted in and out of the water. Elsewhere, the park is full of people walking their dogs, and the carabiniere horse patrol are out and about. What a beautiful way to start the day!
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The best wine is the one with a basilica in my glass. #summernights #rome
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Just looking at this Bernini fountain cools me down. Sort of. At least I can say I love hearing the splash of the water and contemplating the shimmering turquoise pool. #summerheat #rome #stayoutofthefountainsplease •
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There is nothing like Rome at sunrise. There is a glow like no place else in the world, and a hush we don’t get any other time of day. Put a that glow on this piazza, mix that hush with the crashing sounds of the fountains, and it’s pure magic. •
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The Romans were truly amazing, building massive structures that stood the test of time. One reason for this is the arch. Aren’t we lucky they did this so well?
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Do you ever wonder what the ancient Romans would think of Rome today? I do. I wonder how Hadrian and even Augustus would feel if they saw how well this pagan temple has stood the test of time. Would they be glad to know how loved it is today? •
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