Thursday, June 24, 2010

Roman Holiday, Part 1

Rome was wonderful. I mean, every building, every fountain, every detail was fantastic.

It's so crazy to think about how long this city has stood, and how many lifetimes have been lived here.

Even with all we crammed in, there was still so much to do and see. I look forward to coming back one day.

Are you ready for photo overload?

One of my favorites sites in Rome was the Trevi Fountain. If you have ever seen a movie about Rome, this fountain always makes an appearance and it doesn't disappoint. It has been recently restored, and it looks fantastic.

And of course, we had to throw in a coin to ensure our return to Rome one day.

The pantheon was undergoing renovations and so much of the building was under scaffolding. It was still beautiful.

Another iconic Roman site was the Spanish Steps. Since our trip coincided with the start of tourist season, it was hard to take a photo anywhere that didn't involve massive amounts of people.

There were churches on pretty much every corner, and most were gracious enough to allow visitors and photos.

And the architecture of the city was so eclectic and fun. New buildings butting up against old buildings, next to ruins, next to a church. I was in heaven.

And of course, everything is new again at night...

I'll stop there for now.


susan said...

WOW! Gorgeous pictures, Denise! Can't wait to see more.

ezane said...

eeek - holy moly gorgeous!

Jen said...

looks like a great holiday!

The Jensen's said...

Your pictures brought back so many memories of my trip there in 2002. Still waiting to return :)

Monique said...

Hi Denise, welcome back! So glad to see you had a great time in Rome! Love the black-and-white shots! And I've never seen the Trevi fountain this clean!!!

Helena said...

Gorgeous photos!

Gail said...

Wow!!! you are an enormously talented photographer. WOuld that I were able to come back east for a week I would beg for lessons and not let up until I got them. Amazing.

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