Saturday, 6 September 2008

"It's a new world each day; Rome - Days One & Two"

"Rome is like a book of fables, on every page you meet up with a prodigy. And at the same time you live in dream and reality. "
- Hans Christian Andersen

I finally got round to sorting through all the photos I took in Rome and it was a very enjoyable -- even if very tiring --task. So here is the first batch of photos from Day 1 and Day 2. Sorry to any dial-up users for the insane number of photos but I always have a hard time when trying to decide which photos to take out and which to leave!

These photos are my favorites I took in those first two days. Enjoy!

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Day One:


Plane from Bucharest to Rome now boarding.


I love window seats, it always feels like I'm floating on clouds and not flying in a tin can 10000 meters from the very hard ground.


Making our hotel room feel like home.


View from our terrace. We got in very late that day, hence the stars.






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Day Two:


Breakfast in the back garden.


Welcome to Vatican City. Straight ahead say hello to the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano (also known as St. Peter's Basilica)





The Basilica is breathtaking. I haven't felt this tiny in a long time.


Just like I said: breathtaking beautiful.








Altar.














Michelangelo's Pietà. No, people have not exaggerated, it really is an amazing work of art. The kind that makes you sit there with wide eyes, wondering how something so beautiful could be sculped out of piece of rock.





View from the balcony up at the dome.





View af Vatican and Rome from the very top.








Vatican Museum.


Ahem, cute boy ;)


I love photographing people. That's something new I learned on this holiday. They're more intereting than anything out there. Usually people don't sit to be photographed but some do and those end up being my favorite photos.


Laocoon and His Sons.








Salvador Dali will always get my heart pumping, especially when seen this close!


Te exit stairs. They sure let you out in style!
(Unfortunately there are no photos of the Sistine Chapel because the gards wouldn't let us take any photographs.)


Our first italian lunch/dinner.








It's the only city I've been in where the streets are so beautiful that you just want to walk everywhere.

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Song of the Day: Incubus - Echo

20 comments:

Shannon said...

Your photos are amazing, Rome is amazing - I'm green with envy!

Can't wait to see more.

EMS said...

gosh you photos are amazing, i'm dead jelous

cause i am a girL said...

beautifulll photos!

yulanda said...

I wish I could be in Rome right now.

Tinkerbell and fairies said...

wow! Looked like you had a fantastic time!

miss fashion said...

oh my gosh, those pictures are amazing! i have always wanted to go.

Liv/e in Both Senses said...

you have such a good eye for photos! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Where did you stay? Great shots of the city, brings back all the memories :) Looks like home.

revel in me said...

Omg, you have such beautiful pictures! :)

Denishabeybeh said...

i agree 200%, those pictures are a beauty

Scarlett Winter said...

Hey - Just discovered your blog and loving the pictures. I agree, I always want to take pictures of the people while I am out and about, but I am too scared Haha.
Love your Title Banner too - Ryan Ross has infinate more talent than I with a liquid liner brush and some eyeshadow. Why oh Why?

Dapper Kid said...

WOW, these are BEAUTIFUL!! And I totally love the photo of the jewellery on the table :)

♥ fashion chalet said...

Not sure if I mentioned it before, but I do love your blog name. As well as these photos!!!! Thanks for your comments by the way.

PS: Brunettes Rule! <3

Runaway Gallery said...

that first photo is epic

TEXTSTYLES said...

beautiful pics
Rome is also the best scene for any shot

love it
Stefania

Fashion Babbler said...

Gorgeous photos and I love the knee high socks!

The Clothes Horse said...

I love all of the pictures. I'm glad you included every one of them! The lighting is so pretty and dramatic in many of them too.

Alya said...

I've only been to Milan in Italy, but I am really hoping for a trip to Rome! All that culture and history is soooo amazing!

Wendy said...

This totally made me remember my own trip to Rome. And you look very beautiful in that patio photo.

Fashion Tidbits said...

Rome looks gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing

Zmaga said...

I'm going to Rome with my school next Saturday :) and I can't wait! Though I share your attitude towards ruins ;)