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Roman Holiday

In the July/August print edition, read writer Taras Grescoe’s account of his travel to Rome, which was inspired by the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday. Here, browse a photo-essay—exclusive to the online edition—from photographer Ken Kochey.

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“The history in Rome is amazing,” says photographer Ken Kochey. “When you’re walking on the stones that centurions walked on thousands of years ago, you realize how small you really are.”

During his ten-day assignment, Kochey says he was overwhelmed by the way the beauty of the city contrasted with its violent history. “You really feel the cost people had to pay to live in that kind of grandeur,” he says.

For these images, Kochey used a Pentax 67, a medium-format camera, with Fujichrome Velvia color slide film.

—Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan is a TRAVELER associate researcher and online editor.





 
 
 
 
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