Currently reading : Stazione di Roma Ostiense: Viale delle Cave Ardeatine
During my last trip to Rome, it gave me a hell of a pleasant shock to discover Ostiense Station in its present state. See how the entire facade -made of Travertine marble by the way- is now surrounded, supported, protected, jailed, made up, decorated by those complex and beautiful metallic constructions!
I was astonished. I tried -in vain- to ask the people from the Ferrovie Dello Stato if the structures were temporary or meant to be permanent, supposed to prevent the building from collapsing or used so as to climb onto the roof… My questions might have been pretty naïve (and my French accent strong enough not to be taken seriously) but the sight of this impressive “neo-Roman” style architecture wearing jewellery was totally surrealist and captivating to me.
Doesn’t that make you want to be a jeweller?