This is a photo I took in 1984, in Rome, of the Spanish Steps, Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti. Built in 1725, the 138 steps lead from the Piazza di Spagna to the 16th century French church above it, Trinità dei Monti.
The steps are usually covered with tourists and Italians alike, sitting in the sunshine, so I'm surprised that I caught it relatively bare.
If you are ever there, I want to tell you about a well-kept secret delight that is very close by. If you face the steps from below, the house on the right was where Keats lived and died in 1821. It is now a small museum named the Keats-Shelley House and it's crammed with wonderful memorabilia of Keats, Shelley, Byron and other Romantic poets. We spent a couple of hours in there quite happily reading their letters and poking about amongst the treasures, all by ourselves. Maybe it's been discovered by everyone since then, but we certainly enjoyed it in peace.It seems all my posts lately are about Italy, even Photo Hunt. I hope no one minds.
To join click on the Photo Hunt Participant button on the sidebar and to see the blogroll, click on the words on the sidebar.