Thursday, June 4, 2009

Melancholy Rose

Today for class we went to Roseto Comunale on the Aventine Hill. It is a huge rose garden with around 1,200 varieties of roses, filling the air with their fresh, fragrant smell. It used to be a Jewish cemetery and the walkways form the shape of a menorah. It is separated into two areas, both extremely beautiful. There was every color rose imaginable- plain white, pink, and red but also bright oranges, purples, and pinks as well. The park was quiet and peaceful, escaping the busy sounds of the city. We picked a perfect day to go too, it was sunny but not scorching hot so you could walk through the gardens, looking at the different roses and picking out your favorites. My favorite was a bright orange rose, pictured above.

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