I was slogging through my overly full SD card today and realized that I hadn’t posted a lot of my images from my trip to Rome last summer. As noted in this post, Rome is a very special place for me, and taking Scott to see the sights was quite a treat (there’s nothing like the moment you first see the Colosseum).
So, for your viewing pleasure, the sights of Rome. One of these days I’ll let you know my favourite places to eat and drink. Which, when in Rome (!) obviously beats ancient scenery. Obviously. (Sort of)
Pictured above, poppies growing amidst Roman ruins.
The Trevi Fountain (pictured above) When I lived in Rome my absolute favourite thing to do was grab some gelato and sit on the steps watching the tourists go by. In the ten years since I resided there this has sadly become an impossible task. By the time I got down the steps to the fountain my gelato had melted all over my dress and I had lost my husband.
It’s the paradigm of travel. You hate tourists and yet by default you are one.
But it’s still glorious, and I don’t think you can really appreciate it’s enormity until you’re presented with it (for an idea check out the tiny tourists in the bottom left hand side)
Piazza Navona is the new Trevi for me. Just as pretty (if not as large) and whilst fully tourist-ified, still maintaining a nice balance (plus you can escape down the side alleys and discover wonderfully quiet eateries!) Home to several smaller fountains by Bernini, including the famous Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers).
A stray outfit post never posted. Wearing: eShakti Dress, Fossil Purse (c/o) and my trusty pink Chucks.
Castel Sant’Angelo (this is where, in the opera Tosca, the eponymous heroine throws herself off… of course it’s home to lots of “real” history too….!)
The Colosseum. The magnitude of the Colosseum has to be seen to be believed. That moment (for me it was walking out of the metro station, for Scott, I misdirected his gaze for as long as possible whilst walking towards it until I felt we had the best view) when you first see it is awesome. And not “I love a good cold beer awesome”. Actually awe inspiring awesome.
Can I go back now please??
P.S Edited to add.. found more photos on another memory card :)
The Pantheon! A wonder of ancient Rome, commissioned as a temple for the Gods and later “re-homed” as a Catholic Church (which honestly annoys the hell out of me). What is truly fascinating is the bore holes in the floor – to which the floor curves down to – this was to allow drainage, since the giant hole in the dome, not so good at keeping out the rain! Ancient engineering at it’s best.