We’re being woken by birds and sunshine these days, and walking through weather almost as warm as Italy. Here it is, over a week since we’ve been back from our travels. No joke, we’re only about halfway through the photos.
If you’ve missed them, check out our latest travels here:
Rome is an epic destination, with pagan, Biblical and early Christian history stuck into the ancient mortar and arches. I could write scrolls upon scrolls about this place, but for now, to keep this blog fresh and recent (and to keep you reading!), allow me yet again to summarize. Fast and furious, viva Roma!
Walk and Alie
Since we’ve been married, we’ve taken about 10 photos of us together (for shame), so here are two to boost up the stats by about 20%.
The widest steps in Europe, they abut the house where poet John Keats lived and died,
and welcome a whole lot of happy campers as the sun slips away.
Arches, and poppies.
The Greeks and Egyptians may have invented the idea of an arch, but the Romans popularized and propagated it.
Built by Jewish captives for the Roman Emperor Titus to commemorate his victory over Jerusalem (which the Gospels prophesied) in 70 A.D.
Trees and columns
These trees make me think a giraffe is going to lope through the photo; nope, just columns of the Roman forum reside in this park.
Safari scenery meets the villas, right?
Rome just can’t get rid of it, I tell you! The sheer age of all of this is boggling.
It really is spectacular how old everything in Rome is. The Pantheon, an ancient temple, revolutionized the dome ceiling.
The Vatican houses the one of the holiest sites in Catholicism, St Peter’s Basilica, where Peter is allegedly buried. Although the building is mammoth and ornate, I was surprised at how non-gaudy it was. Walker shot this, and I think those beams are wonderful. Go, hubby!