What is presented here, is merely the first „chapter” of my story about the Eternal City. Subsequent texts and new pieces of the Roman puzzle will appear systematically every month. I hope, that this mosaic of various epochs, styles, themes, and figures will not only allow the visitor to get to know the old and contemporary city, but also will shed some light on its mysteries, but only to a limited degree, since the charm of Rome is something, that cannot be captured, thoroughly described, or shown.
The title which I have chosen – “Roma non per tutti”, is an announcement of a long and exhausting journey, destined for the patient, curious and…brave, but a journey which rewards the persistent. Rome is a miracle, in which everyone can take part, while I am simply presenting my own version of awe over its uniqueness.
The photographs that appear on the website, apart from a few exceptions (taken mainly from Wikipedia), are my own property and were taken by me. They include pictures of better and worse quality, depicting buildings easily recognized as well as those which remain virtually unknown. They too will be systematically supplemented and exchanged. In the future it will also be possible to download them.
My name is Barbara Kokoska, and I am a Doctor of Art History.
This website could not have been created without the professional support of two great women – Ola Górska and Magda Lekston, who have for years, accompanied me in my Roman pilgrimages, without the painstaking preparatory work of Indi Turlej and Piotr Leśny, the invention of the graphic designer Łukasz Herod, as well as the proficiency of the translator Szczepan Witaszek, and finally without the hard work and dedication of the EasySolution website design company. I would like to express my thanks to all of them. I would also like to thank my husband, who has patiently supported me in my Roman “fascination” and has always exhibited understanding to the fact that the only trip worth taking – is simply to Rome.