A Flaneur in Rome


Photos, musings and randomness from Rome and worldly travels.
Bicycle messenger, 1896, Alice Austen. New York.

Bicycle messenger, 1896, Alice Austen. New York.

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#new york  #vintage photos of NYC  #bike messenger 

Game of Thrones, #goat style

— 3 months ago
#game of thrones  #goats 

This NYC winter just makes me want to listen to Sigur Ros…Gee, I wonder why…

— 5 months ago with 11 notes
#Sigur Ros  #NYC  #New York winter  #depressing weather  #untitled 8 
Goodbye to All That

"It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends. I can remember now, with a clarity that makes the nerves in the back of my neck constrict, when New York began for me, but I cannot lay my  finger upon the moment it ended, can never cut through the ambiguities and second starts and broken resolves to the exact place on the page where the heroine is no longer as optimistic as she once was."

— Joan Didion

— 6 months ago
#New York  #Joan Didion  #Goodbye to all that  #heroine 

I think I’m going back to California
Somewhere distant and it’s all far away
It’s so far, it’s so far far away

I think I’ll drift across the ocean now
Clouds look so clear in your eyes
Let me dream all my, let me dream all my friends

I think I’ll fly across the ocean
I can watch the sky turning grey
I think I’m going back, I think I’ll go back

I think I hear the whisper of my own best friend
I think I hear the bells ringing in the square
California, California

— 6 months ago
#mazzy star  #california  #clouds  #los angeles 
"i have come to know that my sadness is not a problem to be solved. It is simply my humanity."
Home by Melissa Febos
— 6 months ago
#Melissa Febos  #NYC  #Home  #goodbye to all that 
"I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
And heaven knows I’m miserable now
In my life
Why do I give valuable time
To people who don’t care if I live or die ?"
The Smiths, Heaven knows I’m miserable now
— 6 months ago with 3 notes
#the smiths  #heaven knows  #misery  #job 
Holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, New York City

Holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, New York City

— 7 months ago
#Christmas windows  #NYC  #Bergdorf Goodman windows 
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."
Ernest Hemingway, Farewell to Arms
— 8 months ago with 7 notes
#Ernest hemingway  #farewell to arms  #broken places  #world breaks  #strong  #strength 

Don’t let it bring you down,
It’s only castles burning.

— 9 months ago