Roma

Monday, October 15, 2007 at 6:27 AM
Our travels continue.  We arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon and took a wild taxi ride into Rome and our B/B...we pushed the old wood door and climed 4 flights of stairs to find a yound Romanian girl waiting to check us in.  Our room is very spacious for italian hotel rooms but noisy from the street...but this is Rome!
 
We took a long walk past the wedding cake monument (Victorio Emanuel) to Campo di fiori an outdoor gathering piazza for a wonderful dinner serverd to us by a girl from Detroit here to learn italian. From there we walked to piazza navona where I was dissappointed to find the Fontana di 4 fumi under renovation with scaffoling and dry as a doornail.... but we got some pictures anyway before heading to my favorite gelaterria for pistachio-nutella gelato.
 
Onto the Pantheon were the stucture left us in awe...it was night, dark and impressive.....I did a great sketch and came back and painted it as a night scene...and forgot today to take apicture to post here...perhaps tomorrow.  While we were there the President of Chile showed up and madame president walked out of her limo with a wave to the crowd........ah...I have seen my first president.
 
a walk past a few more piazzas and collums and then past our B and B to the Trevi fountain..a photo op here with Rudy.....to bed and a new day.
 
Today we headed to the Colosseum and the roman forum...what a great day....lots of pictures but i am going to have to go back for some sketching because there were many possiblilities....then to lunch at an outdoor cafe whre i called my friends at work..it was 4:30am there.  Next Amy and I did some shopping and I bought the most beautiful black pumps..Amy called them power shoes.....and now some walking, a cafe for some espresso and a stop at the internet cafe....oh did I forget to mention....I LOVE ROME!!!!!!!!!!! ciao...
 
How to keep me happy...could take a lifetime to learn....and still be worth it.
 


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2 comments

  1. Anita Says:

    Oh what I wouldn't give to be in your shoes right now!
    Thanx for taking us along, in some small way, with you.

  2. Angela Says:

    I just finished catching up on your adventures.. How exciting it all sounds, and the sketches look great. i... tell everyone i said hi

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