Category: blackandwhite

Potsdamer Platz in 1985, two views of the same…

Potsdamer Platz in 1985, two views of the same place a few months apart. 

Piazza di Spagna 1985

Piazza di Spagna 1985

Rome, Via Leonina seen from the higher-level V…

Rome, Via Leonina seen from the higher-level Via Cavour. A gap between buildings affords this view down to the lower street level.

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La scalinata dei Borgia a Roma: the stairway o…

La scalinata dei Borgia a Roma: the stairway of the Borgias in Rome. This secret escape route was used as a quick getaway by members of the wicked Borgia family. But at least one Borgia couldn’t get away fast enough, and did not survive his passage through this tunnel.

Metropolitana di Roma, the station at Via Cavo…

Metropolitana di Roma, the station at Via Cavour.

Seen at the Trevi Fountain, 1985. Italy had Na…

Seen at the Trevi Fountain, 1985. Italy had National Service for 18-year-olds until 2004, so I think that’s what these five lads are. 

The famous Trevi fountain, practically filling…

The famous Trevi fountain, practically filling the small square it is situated in. I think it’s a bit of a mess, but lots of people like it. Picture taken in 1985. The most interesting thing about it is that the water comes from an ancient underground aqueduct built after 100 BC in the time of the Roman Republic.

Ostia Antica, the port of Ancient Rome, 1985.

Ostia Antica, the port of Ancient Rome, 1985.

Part of the Arch of Septimius Severus in the F…

Part of the Arch of Septimius Severus in the Forum, seen from the modern ground level of the Via del Tulliano, which allows this view above the ancient excavated ground level of the Forum. The building seen on the extreme left is the back of the Antoninus and Faustina Temple, seen in the previous posting.