L-A: Old and new Rome

Rome is a bit too broad term for what I’m about to show: Tiburtina station and its immediate surroundings as viewed one October day two years ago.










When I saw Amy’s theme old and new for this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge, my first thought went to the wall spotted just opposite the Tiburtina station the (only) time I went to Slovenia from Rome by bus, FlixBus to be exact.

They depart from the vicinity of this train station, Rome’s second largest after the Termini. It is quite peculiar. Only now I spot the sign “Designed with L<3 in Denmark” in one of its windows. Really? A quick online search yielded nothing, but now it suddenly seems very Scandinavian to me.

I had some time to kill so I pulled my suitcase along a couple of streets and wasn’t sorry. Have a look at how they dropped this modern building into the surrounding Rome.

I was travelling all alone after quite a while and you know how suddenly there is so much to tell and show to another and there is nobody there? It wasn’t but now it is. Welcome. The photos are in the same order as taken.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Amy at THE WORLD IS A BOOK…: Old and new

29 thoughts on “L-A: Old and new Rome

    1. Oh Tina, you don’t like travelling alone? It didn’t feel dangerous at all. I had to go to Slovenia then and amore couldn’t, and taking the bus was the best way. It took me almost the entire day though.


      1. No, I’m all about traveling w my husband and sometimes another couple. I’m a bit of a chicken when it comes to out-of-country travel although I did it for work when I was younger.

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  1. I really enjoy this series, Manja. Excellent choices for this theme. The Tiburtina station is incredible, so much different from other architecture in Rome. Thank you for the tour. 🙂
    How long did it take to get to Rome?

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  2. The old and ugly versus the new and shiny? Or the old and beautiful versus the new and ugly? It’s all there in a city, isn’t it? I rather like that stripey, shiny building at the end. Sending hugs 🙂 🙂

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  3. Cavour, best politician (he ran the shop for the Kingdom) Italy ever had. You can’t get the French to fight the Prussian on your behalf and not to be the best. Plus he was Piedmontese 😀

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      1. Oh no, he’s a big deal over in Piedmont. Every city/village has a “via Cavour”, there’s a town called Cavour (because he was Camillo Benso, count of Cavour or “Cavour” for friends) and even a channel used to irrigate the rice paddies (“Canale Cavour”). Piedmont is filled with French-sounding toponyms (Villarboit, Caresanablot, Preit, Sampeyre etc etc) and the dialect has a lot of French in it. After all the Savoia family ruled the land…

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    1. Hihi, thank you, Leya, but all this were really just opposite the station! Everybody with a few extra minutes could find it, but the question is whether most wouldn’t just walk by without a second thought. 😉


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