|Above, the Tiber embankment seen from the Ponte Sisto.|
Below, Marcus Aurelius looms large
|Above, three stencils are hanging in place with preliminary cleaning around the left-most.|
Below, touchup power-washing and a closeup of the junction of cleaned and not.
|Above, spoils of war from the sack of Jerusalem by Titus, 70 AD.|
Below, the rape of Lucretia, 507 BC, after the painting by Titian, right.
Above, Pope Gregory VII is driven out by Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV, 1084 AD
Below, Pope Celestine V abdicates, his hat torn off by a wolf, 1294 AD
The Black Death
Anita Garibaldi, left, wife of Giuseppe Garibaldi, military leaders of the Risorgimento—the fight for the unification of Italy. At right is King Vittorio Emmanuele II modeling for his statue.
Below, statues of Anita on the Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo) (left),
and the king on the Vittoriana monument in Rome.
Right: Daphne turning into a laurel tree to escape Apollo, after the famous Bernini sculpture.
Mussolini in a Naples mural, complete with WW II bullet holes and a fascist salute.
The martyrdom of St. Peter, 67 AD
|The musicians gather for a rehearsal early on. The man at the left has a bass flute (we'd never seen one of those), and, yes, that's a Sousaphone in the background|
|Costumed cast members were hardly discernible from across the river, but the shadows created by the cut-outs they carried made a dramatic procession down the embankment.|