travel photography

Streets of Rome by Tomasz Nowicki

Two shots from the beautiful, vivid and busy city of Rome.  First image represents the famous Spanish Steps - The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe.

The second photo represents a Russian Accordion Player whom I was able to photograph in one the of many squares of which this beautiful city has plenty.  No matter which alley you take - you will always end up in a beautiful square filled with artists, little shops, fountains and accordion players :)

Spiral Stairs - Vatican Museum by Tomasz Nowicki

Spiral Stairs - Vatican Museum, Rome.  This is a very famous place in the Vatican Museum - especially amongst photographers :)  

The Spiral staircase is located in the Vatican Museums and was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. If you go up this grand spiral ramp you will be moving from the street level up to the floor of the Vatican Museums. The Vatican Museums are among the most important museums in the world. In the Vatican Museums the vast collections collected by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the centuries are displayed. As seen today, the Vatican Museums are comprised of several pontifical galleries and museums that were assembled by several Popes. The display includes the Raphael rooms and the famous painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel as well as other masterpieces.

Tip:  You can take your camera to the Vatican Museum - but there are some areas, where taking photos is not allowed - for example the Sistine Chapel.