The Pines of Rome. Rome (Ostia Antica). The umbrella forms of Roman pines are immediately recognizable. Those trees have overlooked the changing vistas and the history that has played out here over the centuries. The city uses a pine cone as one of its symbols. While they were the inspiration for Respighi’s tone poem, we just like the sound of the wind moving through the needles.
Presentation boxed with the photograph of the inspiration.