The MAXXI. Rome, Italy

Ever since I saw a retrospective of her work at the Guggenheim in New York I have been a fan of Zaha Hadid. One day, I'd love to visit her BMW Central Building. I love how she has the manufacturing line running through the white collar offices, and I love her use of concrete.

When I was in Rome, I was excited to learn that the MAXXI museum had recently opened. It was to be the first Hadid building I was to visit, and it did not disappoint. I loved the interiors and the ways in which her twisted stairways moved through the interior space. The galleries themselves were open and airy and I spent much of the time admiring the building more than the art inside, shooting photos inside and out. I can't wait to visit more of her work.

This is an outtake from a series of photos documenting a trip from Rome to Istanbul.

Comments (8)

very cool overhead angle ... nice tones and grains too

Posted by CrashRyan on 26 Jan 2012, 3.21 PM


Posted by Christopher on 27 Jan 2012, 2.19 AM

Hi Eugene. I just looked through your Rome-to-Istanbul photos, as well as your series from Uzbekistan. They're fantastic, and I'm now following your blog. Just wanted you to know, I've posted a couple of your photos at my tumblelog, giving credit and a link back to you, of course. Thanks for sharing the photos from your travels, and again, terrific work!

Posted by Mark Dodge Medlin on 29 Jan 2012, 12.49 AM

Excellent composition.

Posted by frankdejol on 29 Jan 2012, 4.38 PM

its awasome.

Posted by Passang Gyanshapa on 11 Mar 2012, 3.59 AM

Fantastic composition and tones. Just beautiful image.

Posted by James Fike on 11 Apr 2012, 8.50 PM

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Posted by Alix on 18 Sep 2012, 5.53 PM

Love this angle!

Posted by James on 24 May 2013, 4.09 PM

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