The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Via dei Fori Imperiali. Piazza del Colosseo. Rome

“No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.”
Henry Miller
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Kate said...

Can't miss that red bus! Haven't been to Mexico City in years (unfortunately) and when I was there, no double decker buses.

Angel Sánchez-Marco said...

Dos versiones las dos me gustan quizá la de color son interesantísimos los colores pero en mi opinión el revelado queda un poco forzado, ¿no lo se?. El caso es que a mi me gusta.
La de B&N esta estupenda pero en todo caso mas convencional.
Un saludo, Ángel

Sophie said...

I like the angle you choose.

Marty said...

would love to visit in this red bus !
the B& W is amazing ! love both images !

Merisi said...

There was a moment before I realized that, yes, this is indeed an image of Rome, Italy - my former hometown.
Beautiful capture, and the puddle around the small drinking fountain is a very common sight.

LOLfromPasa said...

Quite a thought-provoking photograph because of the lettering on the water fountain.

Unknown said...

Seguro que no es para elegir, pero me quedo con la primera, como creo que vives en Usa, feliz cuatro de julio.

Γιάννης Πολιτόπουλος said...

Dear Carraol, I am Yannis wife and he won't be able to write for a while as he had a stroke. We hope he will get well soon and be able to read your gorgeous blog.
Friendly yours,
Vania Politopoulou