Just got back from an amazing trip to Rome. The one in Italy!
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.
Simply blown away by St. Peter’s Basilica.’Nuf said.
The 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.
I 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.
I really enjoyed wandering around this castle. Also, it was featured in the movie “Angels and Demons.”
Kitties have the run of an ancient Roman ruin in a bustling area of Rome. Pretty darn cool! There’s kitties in there somewhere!
Colosseum and Roman Forum
Stuff happened here a long tomb ago (I punned!).
Some Arty Stuff
Flew 8, 067 km on six airplanes
Foots worked overtime.
Ate pasta, pizza and pastries!
Drank espresso and vino!
Spent a few €.
Saw some funny stuff!
11 thoughts on “Roaming Rome”
Dropped by looking for some A to Z posts. Hope you can get caught up!
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Matthew MacNish from The QQQE
I know, I’m super lame!! Going to aim for the latter half of the alphabet! Thanks for dropping by!!
“A long tomb ago.” hahaha. Loved that. Also Michaelangelo’s revenge. When I went to Venice a long time ago, I was in awe at doorknobs that were hundreds of years old.
The View from the Top of the Ladder
I know! Old stuff there is awesome!
Wow, how gorgeous!
Thanks! Ever been?
I love your pictures. “Youth. Suck Cook”. Hahahahaha. Love it.
That is pretty funny, but then again so is my lame Italian!!
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!
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Me too re: Love Rome!! And I will get my badge up and running!! Looking forward to the challenge!! Off to check you out–in a non-creepy way, of course!!
St. Peter’s toes are so worn out – was so impressed when I visited but unfortunately am not a fan of Italian food.