Poverty in Rome for Blog Action Day

Today, 15 October 2008, is Blog Action Day when tens of thousands of bloggers around the world write a post about one important topic. This year the focus is on poverty.

This blog usually looks at art and music and features concert reviews ...in short, it highlights the best of Rome. This post looks at homelessness, poverty and degradation in a city in which - according to city council estimates last year - approximately 7,000 homeless people are sleeping on the streets.

I didn't take the five photographs here - if you'd like to comment on any of the images please click on them or the links below and you'll be taken to the Flickr pages of the photographer.

Io Vagabondo...
Originally uploaded by ibernato67

Flower Girl
Originally uploaded by vangruvie

In ricchezza e in povertà
Originally uploaded by Eleanza