A lovely 3 minutes in Rome

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Do the pigeons like Rome? (all screenshots from Big Geek Daddy)

Here is a video of Rome, with some clips from Pisa and Vatican City, sent to me by Big Geek Daddy. Actually, they sent a video of Barcelona, but it was marred by too much focus on special effects, though not as badly as some I’ve seen. This mostly Rome video uses such techniques far more sparingly, mostly slo-mo or stop-action, and the result allows you to drink in some of the world’s most beautiful civic scenery. The videographer lingers on beauty. Many of the slow motion shots feature pigeons on the wing passing classical statuary and monumental façades to die for. Do the pigeons notice any of this? Do their hearts get any lift at all?

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About David Brussat

For a living, I edit the writing of some of the nation's leading architects, urbanists and design theorists. This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. My freelance writing and editing on that topic and others addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, and a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to invest your prose with even more style and clarity, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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2 Responses to A lovely 3 minutes in Rome

  1. Good, I’m glad you liked it, Mary. Did you send me the web address of the video because I omitted the link at first in posting the post? It is fixed now, in case any reader reading this had trouble viewing it.

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  2. Mary Shepard says:

    Loved the Rome, Vatican City, Pisa short video by Big Geek Daddy. I found it at https://biggeekdad.com/2014/10/rome-hd/

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