Doorways Around the World

Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory


In Rome’s Colonna district on the Via Due Macelli, here is the doorway of Borromini’s masterpiece Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory (1650-64). This remains an extraterritorial property of the Holy See and the building still houses the SPF (Society for the Propagation of the Faith: think Francis Cardinal Spellman in 1953 on the death of Stalin, etc. with those letter behind him.). It’s an incredibly tight space and impossible to get a whole facade shot without angling from the side. This door and the curves in the facade are a response to that tight relationship with the street.

Photographer: James Russiello of Bath Daily Photo.


August 3, 2007 Posted by | doorway, Europe, Italy | Comments Off on Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory