In which Peter comes to the party

A few days ago, I left you in the lurch, indicating that there was something very interesting to be seen if you passed through one of these portals. I didn’t have any photos to show what you’d find in there, but Peter (bless his socks) provided a link to a post he had written about this hidden (in plain view) wonder in Rome.

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The mystery portals

Any images from here on are courtesy of Peter. Please do yourself a favour, visit his blog, it’s crammed with photos and facts, mostly centred on Rome.  Roman Despatches

To read what he had to say, to go with his photos, follow this link: Passeto del Biscione

It was a mighty lucky day for me, when I happened upon Peter’s blog, and then was able to meet him while I was in Rome. He has boundless energy and enthusiasm, and is a fount of wisdom about Rome. I hope I have him as a guide again, one day in the future.

And, some information about the historical background and recent restoration of this passeto: Hidden Rome

 

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30 responses to “In which Peter comes to the party

  1. I hope I do get to go one another of your magical mystery tours, Peter. 😊

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  2. What a wonderful, and wonderfully kind, post, Yvonne. Apologies for not having responded sooner. I’ve been away again. Anyway, thanks for giving my blog a plug. It was great to meet you and I’ve started on a list of other hidden treasures in case we find ourselves in The Eternal City together again. Peter. x

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  3. the entrance seems degraded but what a contrast when you pass the door to enter. You were lucky Yvonne to meet Pierre
    Love ❤
    Michel

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  4. I wish I could have Peter with me as my guide on my next trip to Rome in early June. He seems to know every square inch of the city. Mind you, although I love finding new places, I’m afraid I still make a beeline for the old ones, the Forum at night being my favourite.

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  5. I take it that your Peter is not the bloke they built that church for after they’d had the temerity to string him up, upside down well something like that.:twisted:

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  6. Oh, thank you for the links! I will check it all out! 🙂

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  7. Wowza! What an amazing, fascinating place…and architecture and art!
    And these photos are beautiful! 🙂
    (I hope the graffiti has been cleaned off. My son and daughter-in-law do a lot of volunteer work and one of the things they do is clean graffiti off of buildings in the downtown of their city.)
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  8. Such a pretty little alcove.

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  9. Oh, what memories you’ve brought back for us with this, from when we stayed briefly in Rome many years ago! I’d forgotten this passage and can’t remember how we stumbled upon it — whether from a guide book or just wandering through — but I remember seeing the frescoes on the sides, looking back and up, and…

    I don’t know why we didn’t take photos, but it was in the days before phone cameras, and maybe even digital cameras. Certainly when we still got our snaps printed and stuck them in albums — do you recall those days?! 🙂

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    • It has been restored since you were lucky enough to see it, calm one.

      I don’t know why I didn’t take photos, perhaps it didn’t seem possible to do justice to it.

      Yes, I remember those days and the joy of finding a few good photos among those we had taken!

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  10. All that behind decidedly less attractive graffiti

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  11. love those things/places that at first glance are assumed to be best passed by or forgotten
    yet offer such a beautiful wonderment to the one who dares to venture forward…

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  12. That beautiful place is sure a huge contrast to the look of it from outside the doorways.

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