14 Mar 2013

Travel: Rome, Italy . . .

Last November my boyfriend and I took a special trip to Rome to celebrate his 30th birthday. We had an amazing time walking around the city trying to see as many of the sites as we could on our brief trip. Rome is like no other city I've ever been to - there are breath-taking monuments, ruins and iconic statues, buildings and sites around every corner. It's truly like being in a living museum!  I meant to post these images last year, but have only just realised the blog post was sitting in my draft folder! Whoops! Anyway, I hope you enjoy these images I took on our trip . . .

The Colosseum, Capitol Square & Roman Forum:
Above: The magnificent Colosseum. "Are you not entertained?!"
Above: In the hypogeum, the bowels of the Colosseum where the animals and slaves were kept. Very spooky. 
Above: A view over the Colosseum. 
Above: A view from the top of the Colosseum of Palatine Hill.
Above: Part of the Roman Forum.
Above: Detail of a column  view from the top of the Colosseum of Palatine Hill.
Above: A huge statue as you enter Capitol Square.
Above: The large statue in the centre of Capitol Square.
Above: Absolutely huge statue in Capitol Square.
The Vatican:
Above: A view from the Vatican Museum over the Vatican City. 
Above: Two statues of pagan gods from the Vatican Museum.  
Above: Mosaic floors - a dragon.
Above: Door handle detail in the Vatican. The pop clearly likes big knockers (just saying...)
Above: Statue detail. A squashed dog!

Honestly, I took so many photos this post could be about 10 times as long as it is! I hope you enjoyed this little photo post and if you're thinking about taking a trip to the Eternal City I would definitely recommend November as a good time to go - the weather was great and the crowds had died down from the busy Summer months. 

Let Lily Know: Have you ever been to Rome? What was your favourite site?

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