May 21, 2009

Photos from Rome.

Very enticing. And more the next day. With plenty of ice cream, etc.

13 comments:

Hoosier Daddy said...

Rome is at the top of my list of places to see before I leave the mortal coil.

SPQR

NKVD said...

It is better than you can imagine.

rhhardin said...

I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

Bunch of old buildings.

Compare dog plus sunlight shadows plus grass any old day, like this morning.

Bissage said...

Those are excellent photos but they do little to covey the sensation of sheer terror that is the unavoidable price one pays for daring to walk near the street at rush hour.

Gratefully, the natives seem to understand this and hardly give a second glance at lame tourists like me inching their way along storefronts, gritting their teeth with their backs against the wall, hyperventilating pure auto exhaust and digging their fingernails into solid granite.

But I cheerfully recommend that everyone should go for a little stroll after visiting The Vatican!!!

chickenlittle said...

I love Rome. I would move there. And yes, the gelato is the best in the world.

ricpic said...

All Roads

The warm stones, the warm roofs, the embrace of Rome --
It's like coming home.



Don't be so goldarned provincial, rh.

ElcubanitoKC said...

Mia cittá eterna.

I'll be there next year.

rhhardin said...

Caesar was just looking for a nice place to settle down in Gaul.

traditionalguy said...

The Warm Country of the renaissance is making a comeback any day now.

Big Mike said...

With plenty of ice cream.

No, it's Gelato, which is different. I had an opportunity to go there with the wife last summer. Rome in July is very hot, but otherwise it's a wonderful city.

Big Mike said...

I might add that the Villa Borghese is fantastic, but they do hustle you through there on a tight time schedule. The park outside the Villa is wonderful for ambling on a hot day.

chickenlittle said...

Unusual things to look for in Rome: the cloaca maxima, one the oldest public works still in use.

chickenlittle said...

The park outside the Villa is wonderful for ambling on a hot day.

I spent a night in that park once: not recommended!