Wednesday: on to Rome...first stop...Trevi Fountain
What's your guess how many pix were taken here today?
This is what Neptune thinks of all the picture takers
making a wish...Three Coins in a Fountain
hold it, a few more pix
Spanish Steps, where people like to sit... and shop
...Santa Trinita dei Monti at top
an Indian vendor sells Kaila roses
One of Rome's most distinctive landmarks...
is adorned by my beautiful granddaughter.
Our visit didn't allow time for the view of Rome's seven hills from the top. House at right is where John Keats lived and died. Bernini's boat-shaped fountain obscured by tourists.
A street full of fashion boutiques in front of
Piazza di Spagna
Take special note of the shoes
Note "John Wayne's Lawless Nineties"
Fast draw holsters
Pantheon (27 BC), the most complete ancient Roman building remaining today.
The dome is exactly as wide as it is high,
supported by pillars hidden in the walls.
Weird effects within Pantheon
I wonder if the Pantheon floor is original. It was reconstructed by Hadrian in the 2nd century A.D.
Distinguished looking Pantheon visitor
Raphael's tomb is here.
Romans with Princess Kaila and Queen Grammy
Friends, Romans, Countrymen
Love these warm Roman colors
Famous Tre Scalini Restaurant:
Sorry, don't want a table...just your photograph.
We didn't even have time for "tartufo".
Italians talk as much as the Spanish and Norwegians
Sorry, the women were bored with me by this point.
Who can blame them...when I didn't even offer up Fellini?
Original art for sale on Piazza Navona
The "wedding cake"... monument to Vittorio Emmanuale
Dome of St Peters
Lots of visitors on way to Sistine Chapel,
which they keep for the end
Old mural map of Lago di Garda:
Stell and I will spend a week at Manerba Del Garda
Venice (barrier islands to left) and Trieste (Tergste)
on Adriatic Sea
Sistine Chapel...Michelangelo's masterwork (1509-1512), depicting biblical scenes from the Creation.
Adam is the ceiling's focus.
Eve succumbing to devil's temptation
St Peter's Square
Time was too short and the lines too long.
Biggest disappointment: showing Kaila
Michelangelo's Pieta in St Peter's Basilica.
Michelangelo designed the dome, too
Coliseum through the trees.
This Roman is doing battle with her cell phone.
Once able to seat 50,000, today the shell with its tiers of Doric, Ionian and Corinthian columns sees perpetual restoration projects.
Colosseum was covered by marble in Roman times.
Piazzale del Colosseo,
Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Views from our lunchen restaurant
What did I have? My favorite:
insalata caprese with superfresh mozzarella and sweet sliced tomatoes...like nothing you have ever tasted before.
Famous (off the beaten path) keyhole:
peek through to see St Peters dome
last pix...arrivaderci Roma!