Gloria Swanson and Émile Drain in Madame Sans-Gêne by Truus, Bob & Jan too! Via Flickr: Italian postcard, no. 139. Photo: Films Paramount Roma. Publicity still for Madame Sans-Gêne (1924, Léonce Perret). Collection: Didier Hanson.
Vincent @ rose garden da Francesca Today we finally went to Roseto Comunale di Roma [Rome public rose garden] to hunt for new places for doll meetings. This location is beautifully placed on a slope of Aventine hill that points towards Circus Maximus. As you can guess, the view is stunning. It’s a very good place to take pictures of a large variety of roses, it’s also very peaceful and you can do whatever you want as long as you are respectful and don’t touch the roses. I have only one complaint and it’s that the place has few trees (they are a lot indeed, but placed all around the borders in order to not shadow the roses) so is very sunny and it’s difficult to take good shots because of the light. I think it’s better to go during the morning and in april/may, when most of the roses are in full bloom and the sun doesn’t kill you. At least there are two cabins (one has a table so I think you can also eat there), a lot of benches to take a rest and the wind is nice. You can go there easily, it takes only few minutes of walking from metro B Circo Massimo. The rose garden is opened to public only for 2 months every year (usually from april 21 to june 20), so check before going. Next time we are going to check Giardino degli Aranci [Orange Garden], that is nearby.