On Scene Bill Wilson Buon Natale

By Bill Wilson
Sentinel Photojournalist
Bill Wilson © 2011

Highlights of any holiday night tour of Rome, Italy includes the manger scene at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square and

The manger scene in Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City at night.

the traditional manger scene in light sculptures at the Piazza Venezia, Rome’s geographical center.

Viewing the traditional manger in front of the Vittoriano.

However this year is the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. The red, white and green colors of the Italian flag have been featured prominently in celebrations world-wide.

The beginning or end depending on your point of view of the Christmas lights along the Via del Corso at Piazza Venezia.

With red and green being traditional Christmas colors is wasn’t much of a stretch of the imagination to find the Italian flag part of the Christmas decorations,

Strings of Christmas lights in the colors of the Italian flag along the Via Del Corso.

but it was something to see it in lights the entire length of Via Del Corso from the Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo.

A view from the Piazza Venezia of the lights along the Via Del Corso.

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Bill Wilson is a San Francisco-based veteran photojournalist. Bill embraced photojournalism at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR), The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, SFist, SFAppeal. Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past seven years. Email Bill Wilson at wfwilson@sbcglobal.net.

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