The Keats-Shelley Memorial House, Rome - Your pictures

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The Keats-Shelley Memorial House, Rome - Your pictures

Postby Saturn » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:13 am

First, included in the Keats House batch were these from Malia:

My brother Dan went to Rome a few years ago and,
at my request, visited the Keats Shelley Memorial
Museum in Rome. Here's a shot of a postcard he
bought. I believe this is the ground floor of the
museum.
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Here's a picture my brother took of the room in
which Keats died. You can see that it is TINY. I
assume his bed would have been directly opposite the
fireplace--where the desk and chair sit now.
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Postby Saturn » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:17 am

These come from fleshyniteshade:

My girlfriend just went to the Keat Shelly house when she visited Rom e (by my sake) and took some pictures. She went in the last week of November 2005 so rather new.

I Shall rather post those pictures methinks. Not the best but she tried!!!


Enterance
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The Main Lobby...nice and blurry for ya
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Face Mask
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The Bed
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Somebody's Reading!
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I think this is Fanny keats in her old age, not all that sure
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The publication says 1820 if you don't have super eyes
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Look, I see a shadow! It must be a ghosttttt...or a shadow!
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Postby Saturn » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:18 am

And these from me:

I just extracted some images from my video of my trip to Rome in 2003.
The quality is a bit bad but you get the general idea:

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Postby Saturn » Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:19 am

Feel free to add your own.

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Postby Apollonius » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:50 pm

Your pictures are better than mine. You are not allowed to use flash in the house, so all mine came out pretty blurry too!

I do have some decent pictures of Keats's grave though.

No idea how to get them on here though!
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Postby dks » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:01 pm

I have a gorgeous picture of the setting Roman sun on the side of the Keats/Shelley house--I was there in January...the poor curator looked as though she wanted to escort me out herself--I stayed until the place closed! :shock: :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:03 pm

dks wrote:I have a gorgeous picture of the setting Roman sun on the side of the Keats/Shelley house--I was there in January...the poor curator looked as though she wanted to escort me out herself--I stayed until the place closed! :shock: :lol:


Oh you must share that one Denise :wink:
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Postby dks » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:46 am

My memory card decided to die. I've lost each and every picture I had from my London and Rome trip. I'd printed a couple, but I don't have a scanner.

It almost makes me queasy to come out and say that...I try not to think about it... :roll: :lol:

Good thing I'll be back in January! :shock:
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Postby Saturn » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:00 am

dks wrote:My memory card decided to die. I've lost each and every picture I had from my London and Rome trip. I'd printed a couple, but I don't have a scanner.

It almost makes me queasy to come out and say that...I try not to think about it... :roll: :lol:

Good thing I'll be back in January! :shock:


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Postby AhDistinctly » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:31 pm

dks wrote:My memory card decided to die. I've lost each and every picture I had from my London and Rome trip. I'd printed a couple, but I don't have a scanner.

It almost makes me queasy to come out and say that...I try not to think about it... :roll: :lol:

Good thing I'll be back in January! :shock:

Denise-- Did you try any of the data rescue software? There are some free on the net (google *memory card recovery*). Doesn't work for everything, though. I lost all my son's elaborate Harry Potter birthday party pictures from a bad card.

As an archivist I shudder to think of the preservation issues for images from the late 1990s to the present!
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Postby dks » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:10 am

"Memory card recovery? " There may be hope for my deceased memory card?

:shock: :o
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Postby Saturn » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:17 am

Well people believe a Galillean man rose form the dead, why not a memeory card?
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:45 pm

Well, I told you that I had good reasons for being away. Here's one of them:

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I GOT TO GO TO ROME!

Soooo many pictures to share. I'll post my pictures of the Protestant Cemetery later, but here are some from the Piazza di Spagna and the Keats-Shelley Memorial House.

Looking down the Spanish Steps:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/SpanishSteps1.jpg

Another view:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/SpanishSteps2.jpg

The Fontana della Barcaccia at the base of the Steps:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/FontanadellaBarcaccia.jpg

The plaque on the wall of the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, next to one of the windows of Keats's room:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/keatsplaque.jpg

The front of the house:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/KeatsShelleyhouse.jpg

The Piazza is a very busy place:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/PiazzadiSpagna.jpg

Inside the large, main room of the Keats-Shelley House:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/Keatshouse.jpg

From Severn's room, looking into Keats's room, with the life mask in the case:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/Keatsmask.jpg

Keats's room. It was heartbreaking to see how small it was, knowing that a deathly and violently ill person was confined to it for days and weeks on end:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/Keatsroom-1.jpg

I made sure to get a good picture of the ceiling, because it's just about the only original feature left in the room after everything was destroyed. I imagine poor Keats spent many hours looking up at it from his bed:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/Keatsceiling.jpg

Here is Keats's view down at the Piazza from his window:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/ptacey/Keatsview-1.jpg

I don't have too much to say about my experience in the house other than the fact that I was so happy to see so many people there. At first I was annoyed, because I wanted to be able to sit quietly and soak up the place, but then I considered how wonderful it was that in a city like Rome with so many amazing things to see on a perfect, random Friday afternoon in October, people still sought out this little corner to pay homage to Keats.

On our five day trip, my friends and I actually spent a lot of time just sitting and relaxing on the Spanish Steps. It was very surreal to be sitting there so near the place where Keats spent his last months, considering that he might have sat in the same place I was sitting, walked the same paths I walked.

From what we were able to gather while we were there, the Piazza is a relatively popular place for young people to hang out with their friends in the evening. I couldn't help but imagining Keats, still lying awake in his room, trying to get a wink of sleep with all the noise of humanity below him. However, when in Rome, do as the Romans, right?

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So here we are, with our cheap but delicious Italian wine, lounging on the Steps after a long day at the Vatican. I'm laughing at one of the street venders behind the guy taking the picture, if you're wondering why I look so psychotic. :P
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Postby Malia » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:54 pm

Fantastic pictures, Credo :) Thanks for the tour--I especially enjoyed seeing the ceiling of Keats's bedroom and the picture of the room itself; it's the best shot of the bedroom I've seen so far. It really does give you the impression of his being in a vault of some kind--a sephulcure (if that's how you spell it!). Can't wait to see the pictures of the graveyard. (Oy, that sounds so morbid! :lol: )

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Postby dks » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:57 pm

Ah, it brings back the memories of last January...thank you, Credo, for sharing...awesome photos!

You looked so relaxed and happy--I was at the Keats/Shelley house foyer, tears streaming down my face like a schoolgirl with phantom TB symptoms...

:oops: Oops, did you guys hear all of that?? :lol:
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