Thursday, March 01, 2007

Roma

"Rome is yet the capital of the world. It is a city of palaces and temples, more glorious than those which any other city contains, and of ruins more glorious than they."

Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock.
March 23, 1819



11 comments:

The Fool said...

Awesome photos, Carla. Can you give a little more info? Especially on the first and last?

Thanks for sharing. All these wonderful travel posts that people are putting up give me itchy feet.

JBelle said...

YO! These are AWESOME. :) :) :)

Carla said...

Fool, unfortunately when I wander, I'm not always conscious of where I'm wandering, It seems that's how it was with Rome. I believe the first picture is somewhere between the Pantheon and the Esquiline Hill. It was a shortcut I took to some other place I no longer remember. I turned the corner and happened upon some ruins in a quiet neighbourhood. There was an elderly Italian woman making her way through the ruins with her bag of groceries.

The last picture is a fountain right in front of the Pantheon. It has hieroglyphics on the top portion. I am unsure if it has a specific name.

Carla said...

Fool, I always have itchy feet for travel.

Jbelle, Thanks!

Carla said...

Fool, me again. I believe the top picture was originally some sort of temple. But I can't remember to whom. There was a little plaque identifying it as such. Damn, should have taken a picture of it.

The Fool said...

Ah, such tellings are in the senses, and only prove that all who wander are not lost.

And a very good day to you.

Barnes said...

Beautiful photographs.

I have been planning (and never realising!) a trip to Rome for a long time.

Your post reminds me that I really should make the effort. Thanks, Carla.

PS Did you visit the Vatican? I ask because I was speaking to a friend earlier this afternoon about his trip to Rome, notably to the Vatican...

Erin O'Brien said...

Hi Carla,

I was frozen in Cleveland, Ohio until I stopped by your place. Lovely shots. Thanks for the warm-up.

Carla said...

Barnes, I hope you do make it to Rome. It was more than I had thought it would be. And yes, I did make it to the Vatican. It would have been a pity to have gone all that way and to not have checked it out.

Erin, nice to see you. Stop by any time.

sandi @ the whistlestop cafe said...

Bella Roma!
Rome has my heart. I can't wait to go back. Your photos are great.

Carla said...

Sandi, Thanks. I too would like to go back soon.