The purpose of this book is to present the public with a picture of daily life in the EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma) district, both past and present. It does so with the photographs and collections to be found in the great EUR S.p.A. Historic Photographic Archive as well as in the works of photographers such as Carlo Riccardi, and many other non-professionals who have enthusiastically adhered to the request to allow the pictures that recount the most authentic moments of life in EUR to be used. The photographic fund of EUR S.p.A, including the Carli fund, represents and conserves the leading documentary and historical testimony of the construction work, begun in 1937 and interrupted in 1942, for the buildings of the Roman Universal Exposition, better known as E42. This extraordinary photographic fund makes it possible to follow all the phases of this great architectural and urban undertaking and encounter the faces of the architects/designers and the gestures of the workers, skilled and marked by fatigue. At the same time the various problems involved in the planning stages and the solutions proposed are presented, with pictures documenting the official visits, the laying of the first stone and the melancholy abandon in 1943-1946, with its subsequent rebirth and the new plans that made EUR the most modern and contemporary personality of Rome, where aesthetics and function are perfectly melded. In this perspective the book closes with the picture of the laying of the first stone of the Fuksas "Cloud," an unequivocal sign of EUR's eye to the future, towards a world, with its men, women and children, and buildings involved in creating the dream of a society on a human scale, pragmatic but not without an air of utopia. All one has to do then is go from one photograph to the next, one moment to the next, one snapshot after the other, in which we see ourselves reflected, a varied humanity, both as individuals and as a community, rediscovering the real face of EUR in these pictures.