National Geographic : 1927 Aug
Photograph Courtesy ofRoyal Italian Embassy THE GRANDEUR THAT WAS AND IS ROME: PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN FROM A GREATER ELEVATION THAN THAT ON PAGE I86 Probably in no other place in the world can so many historical landmarks be seen in one "eyeful" asfrom an airship over Rome. The Colosseum and Forum may be identified to the left, the Vittorio Emanuele III Memorial in the left center, Saint Peter's and the Vatican atthe upper right, and the twisting Tiber flowing through the city. The dark area at the lower right is a large park, the Villa Borghese, which isconnected with the Pincian Gardens by a white marble bridge, conspicuous in the photograph. In the lower left corner is Rome's main railway terminal, and the adjacent circle faces, on its open side, the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.