Monday, October 3, 2011

When in Rome . . .

take lots of pictures--
pictures of ancient buildings you'd never thought you'd see in your lifetime like the Colosseum
(Factoid: only 2% of the gladiators survived)

or the Pantheon.
Notice the fountains--
especially the Trevi Fountain.

Try to ignore the throngs of people doing exactly the same thing.
When in Rome . . . fit in as many sites as possible. The centuries and centuries of history leaves one in awe.
When in Rome . . . eat an authentic panini and a pistachio gelato, exhaust yourself thoroughly, and still end it all with a smile.

23 comments:

Rachel said...

yay! The pictures look great! Wish I was there!

Linsey said...

Rome is stunning. I'm glad you are having such a fabulous vacation.

Susan R said...

Okay...I'm writing all this stuff down.
The photos are just beautiful, you or your husband have some great skills withthe camera.
The two fish or geese on the side of the fountain look very mean.
Do you get to walk through the colosseum?
I guess it was good to be born a girl back then so that you had a better than 2% chance at living if you were a gladiator. Yikes!

Julie said...

Susan, sadly we only had about 1 1/2 days in Rome and didn't get to walk through the Colosseum. We did get a tour of the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, though. That post is next. :)

Lesa said...

I love the picture of you and your husband. You guys are cute together.

Mom to Many said...

Wow, if only 2% survived no wonder Galen had so much opportunity to study muscles and learn about the human body. He must have had a strong stomach.

Sue said...

Hard to even imagine seeing these places in person. Someday, I hope!

Thanks for the vicarious thrill.

=)

Dixie Mom said...

Oh, you're making me want to go back!

Ginger said...

Awe! Rome! Thank you for sharing your trip with us! I'm really loving it. The architecture and sculptures just blow my mind. I can only imagine how they must look in real life.

I love the one of you in purple. Purple is a good color on you! And I love the last picture of you with your husband. You both look so relaxed and happy. I'm so glad you got to do this together!

Valerie said...

It all looks like a dream! Stunning photos.

JennyLynn said...

I am impressed by how much sight seeing you did. The photos are simply wonderful.

Happily Ever After Again said...

great pics! i hope to visit someday :)

Julie Harward said...

WOW, a trip that will always be part of you..love it! (The walk is Fish lake) :D

Garden of Egan said...

Pistachio gelato?
You are never going to be happy with boring old American food ever again.

I love all your pictures. It is so amazing.

Ann Marie said...

Simply want to book at trip to Italy.. every time I visit your blog. LOVE your photos!!

jules said...

I've always wanted to go there...

I love the pic with all the lights....gorgeous!

Fickle Cattle said...

Those poor gladiators...

Rome looks lovely though!

Fickle Cattle
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Marvett Smith said...

Oh my goodness. I hope I can visit this place myself someday. Just looking at your images of Rome gave me a chill. I would love to see where the gladiators once walked. I love that you got to go to this beautiful place!

Vern said...

This really makes me want to leave home for a while!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love the pictures!! (Again) They are beautiful. We also loved eating pizza where they toasted it and then folded it in half. It was so yummy and counted as our dinner a couple times.

Deila said...

This looks like so much fun. I am so envious. You are taking some great photos.

Rochelle said...

Its ALWAYS been a dream of mine to visit Italy[Rome] . You are very lucky. Looks like you had a great time. Stunning pictures. :)

Christie said...

Yay for European vacations! Yours is one I definitely want to hit someday. Has your jet lag worn off yet? Mine is still a killer...