Walking around Rome alone is a surreal thing. One of the oldest cities in the world, is, in my mind, one of the most charming and spellbinding. The tiny side streets, the architectural glory standing boldly without regard to the passing of time, the hot-blooded and charismatic locals; there is a certain passion and excitement that saturates the air there. It’s a city I’ve visited before, but never alone. As a huge believer in solo travel, I was excited to experience Rome’s warmth come alive in the summer. I set out to take in the city with my camera, no real plan, just the goal of capturing its grit, glory, and elegance through photo.