Roaming Rome

Just got back from an amazing trip to Rome. The one in Italy!

Highlights

The Pantheon

Puts time in perspective. This first well preserved first church to the gods has been standing since 27 BC – 14 AD. Kinda mind boggling, since we consider houses built in the 1950s old. The beauty and artistry of the building certainly doesn’t disappoint either.

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IMG_3826The Vatican

Simply blown away by St. Peter’s Basilica.’Nuf said.

IMG_4058_2The Sistine Chapel is one of the most amazing things known to mankind — and to me. Seeing it in person and standing in the chapel where Michelangelo did the work is a moving experience. Art is my religion.

scI also learned an interesting tidbit about the famous fresco: In Last Judgement,  Michelangelo painted the features of Biagio da Cesena, the Pope’s Master of Ceremonies, in the character of Minos, one of the judges of Hell, because Cesena had insulted Michelangelo’s work by saying it was worthy for a bathroom or a tavern. He also added a serpent biting is wang (Giggle). Now this is the ultimate way to get even — makes Twitter seems like nothing more than writing trash talk on a lone bathroom wall.

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I really enjoyed wandering around this castle. Also, it was featured in the movie “Angels and Demons.”

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Cat Sanctuary

Kitties have the run of an ancient Roman ruin in a bustling area of Rome. Pretty darn cool! There’s kitties in there somewhere!

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Colosseum and Roman Forum

Stuff happened here a long tomb ago (I punned!).

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Some Arty Stuff IMG_4221_2

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Other Stuff

Flew 8, 067 km on six airplanes

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Foots worked overtime.

IMG_4332Ate pasta, pizza and pastries!

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Drank espresso and vino!

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Spent a few €.

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Saw some funny stuff!

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Fin

11 thoughts on “Roaming Rome

  1. Tarkabarka says:

    This brings back so many memories 🙂 I love Rome!
    Welcome to the A to Z challenge! Don’t forget to put the badge up before April! Looking forward to your posts!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
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