Our glimpse of Rome

November 17, 2010

My husband and I just got back from our trip to Rome – one of the strongest impressions we brought home is of the fabulous artisan shops dappled throughout the city.  While strolling in historic Rome, how wonderful to stumble upon a tiny shop where a man is tooling leather or another with a couple painting ceramic tiles.  Here is a sampling of some of the shops we happened upon on our trip…

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A mosaic tile shop.

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A couple laughing and chatting with one another while they painted ceramic tiles.

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The ‘glove lady’ who caresses your hands as part of the sales process.

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The upholsterer’s shop.

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Brass restoration?

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Plaster artisan shop and scooter garage.

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The leather shop owner.

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Barber shop

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Most importantly, the best gelato shop. 

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Me happily enjoying Piazza Novona, feeling a million miles away from Home Depot and Walmart. 

These glimpses help us to remember what we love best about being in architecture and construction.  We have opportunities every day to select vendors, subcontractors, and consultants.  When we choose well, selecting those who are also devoted, diligent and who love their work, the process is rewarding and the projects are spectacular.

Arrivederci!

Juli

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2 Responses to “Our glimpse of Rome”

  1. Lisa Kawski Says:

    Juli,
    Welcome home!
    Wonderful blog posting….
    I loved looking at the photos
    Lisa

  2. Mike Says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more!


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