Back in July I did a post about Married Life. I mentioned that I had just got back from a trip to Rome for a few days with my lovely wife, to celebrate our Anniversary, and that I would post some photos of the trip.
Well it is now December and I have at last started editing the photos. I am by no means finished but I have selected a handful of the best ones and thought it about time I put them up for you all to see.
I am getting a bit behind with the editing of my photos. It has got to the stage where I am trying not to get my camera out until I have caught up with the photos already waiting to be edited…
I think I need to have another look at my workflow and look at ways of speeding it up a bit. At least that way I can catch up on the backlog quickly.
Anyway hope you enjoy the pics!
The first item on the list was the Colosseum. Having never been before that is the first thing that sprang to mind when I thought about Rome. One thing I wasn’t ready for was the heat!
This was a view from the outside of the Colosseum.
As you would expect this was a hugely popular attraction and there was a huge queue. We found a guide outside that allowed us to jump the queue for very little more than the gate price rather than wait in the queue for literally hours. This also included a tour of Palatine Hill as well which was very interesting.
This is the first view you get of the inside of the arena.
This shows the extent of the whole stadium. Very impressive!
These sculptures would once have been set inside the stadium somewhere.
A recovered mosaic from inside the stadium.
There were a few displays giving you the idea of what the gladiators would have worn when on the massive stage.
Everywhere you look there are huge impressive buildings. It is very difficult to tell how old they are as some go back nearly two thousand years…
This building is known locally as the “Wedding Cake” due to whiteness of the stone.
Another place you have to visit on a trip to Rome is the Vatican. As our trip was quite short we didn’t have time to go inside as the queues were very long and there was just so much else to see…
Another impressive building that we happened to walk past.
Unfortunately the Pantheon was having a bit of work done when we were there so we didn’t bother to go inside.
You can see the Colosseum behind this arch.
View of the Castel Sant Angelo. This was on my list of places to see after reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.
This is a view over the Bridge of Angels back to the castle.
And lastly a close up of one of the angels on the side of the bridge.
There are fountains scattered all over the place. If you go for a wander and get yourself lost in the back streets of Rome then it won’t be long before you come across an amazing fountain…
This is the most famous of them all, Trevi Fountain.
This is the Fountain of the Four Rivers. Another place of interest from Angels and Demons.
In the same square as the Fountain of the Four Rivers (above) there was another fountain.
Another famous site, Spanish Steps. Very busy, as with a lot of Rome, but still an impressive sight.
Another view of the famous Spanish Steps.
Well I hope you enjoyed the photos. You can always check at other photo posts using the gallery tag if you are interested.
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Images: Pete O’Shea