Saturday, 27 November 2010

Roman Holiday IV: Rooftops

View across Rome: Looking east from the Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi on the Janiculum Hill.

Rome: Rooftops
Ink and watercolour, 15 x 9 cm. Click the picture for a bigger version

This is a fascinating view to draw. What strikes me is that there are no skyscrapers breaking up the view. The highest buildings are still the domes of the Baroque churches (of which there are many), and the large white building to the right: "Il Vittoriano" (National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II), which is 81m high.

However, everyone else likes this view as well. I could have stayed drawing for much longer, but I was getting too many spectators to feel comfortable.