The lights of Rome
The lights of Rome Reviews
The lights of Rome Dec 26, 2011
1084 The Normans conquer Rome
Fact about the Normans: "During the 9th century Vikings repeatedly raided northern France including Paris. To put a stop to this the French king gave Normandy to the Viking warlord Rollo - on the condition he would stop the Vikings raid in France. He did and during the next centuries the influence of the Normans increased. In 1066 William the Bastard sailed across the English Channel and won the Battle at Hastings - and got a new nickname the Conqueror. In Southern Italy other Normans created a Kingdom spanning Sicily, Southern Italy and Malta giving them a tremendous influence on the election of the Pope."
If you are in Rome take the opportunity to go out through the city at night with a camera and have a look around all the buildings - many of which will be lit during the night. The buildings look different in the artificial light at night and it will give you an opportunity to get some photos with a completely different mood. Obviously it will work best if you bring a tripod - but if you got a decent camera and can choose a high iso-speed for the photos you should be able to do ok without.
Pretty much all the great attractions of Rome will have artificial light at night - which will result in a lot of walking if you want to go to all of them in one night. Fortunately I went during winter with short days - so I ended up being outside at night pretty much every evening because I am bad at stopping my sightseeing before 6. So I was able to spread out my dark adventures on several days.
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