Miscellaneous Rome

And lastly for Rome, a few shots that don’t fit into the other categories.

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The Spanish Steps

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Marcus Aurelius Pillar

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Elephant and Obelisk

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The Wedding Cake (or Typewriter or any of another half a dozen names)

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The Castel Saint Angeli and a couple of angels from the bridge approaching it.

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And lastly some interesting rooftops, taken from the Villa Borghese Grounds

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Next time will be moving onto the Vatican.

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Fountains of Rome

As the title suggests ;p

This is the first Piazza we went to, Piazza del Popolo. Also where the Count of Monte Cristo and friends go to watch an execution.

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The fountain opposite the Pantheon

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Trevi fountain. It is indescribably huge and in a relatively tiny square. It’s amazing.

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This was near the Quirinale

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The Quattro Fontane

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The Moses Fountain.

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Fountain de Api

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Piazza Novana

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Including the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

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At the other end of the Piazza Novana

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Ancient Rome

Well, it’s been a while. Life has gotten away from me a little and between work and an increasing backlog of posts I basically gave up the idea of blogging. However I feel more balanced these days and would like to get back to it. I’m going to catch up on a couple of memories from the last couple of years, heavy on the photos probably, and see where we go from there.

The following are some of the pictures from our honeymoon. One of the days we spent doing the Ancient Rome trio of the Colosseum, The Forum and Palatine Hill. Other pictures are from the nearby Imperial Forum museum and Augustus Mausoleum.

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Chris and I had our first dinner in Rome in a lovely restraunt overlooking the Mauseleum. It felt very strange to sit and have dinner next to an ancient emporer’s tomb. Definitely a different experience!
I recommend the restraunt, Gusto, it was exquisite and one of the best meals we have ever had.

Augustus Mausoleum Chris and I had our first dinner in Rome in a lovely restraunt overlooking the Mauseleum. It felt very strange to sit and have dinner next to an ancient emporer's tomb. Definitely a different experience! I recommend the restraunt, Gusto, it was exquisite and one of the best meals we have ever had.

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Here start the pictures taken at the Colosseum. There were a lot more so I have just selected a few to share.

Here start the pictures taken at the Colosseum. There were a lot more so I have just selected a few to share.

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After the Colosseum we went to the Roman Forums and up Palatine Hill. It was an exhausting day but well worth it!

After the Colosseum we went to the Roman Forums and up Palatine Hill. It was an exhausting day but well worth it!

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Colosseum from Palatine Hill.

Colosseum from Palatine Hill.

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Vestal Virgins.

Vestal Virgins.

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A personal high point; the birth place of Romulus and Remus.

A personal high point; the birth place of Romulus and Remus.

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The last three pictures are from the Imperial Forum museum, well worth a visit.

The last three pictures are from the Imperial Forum museum, well worth a visit.

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And here is a representation of the other myth of the founding of Rome. Aeneas, carring his father and leading his son, fleeing Troy.

And here is a representation of the other myth of the founding of Rome. Aeneas, carring his father and leading his son, fleeing Troy.

New Camera

Since we are going to be honeymooning in Rome Chris and I decided we needed a new camera. My normal digital camera is pretty good at outdoor shots and has very good zoom and panoramic but it is no good at all for low light/indoor conditions. Plus I really love taking pictures and wanted something with a bit more finesse than a point and click.

So, with the Jessops grand reopening we got ourselves a great deal and then took it for a walk in Manchester to practice. Some were taken by me and some by Chris.

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Admittedly most of these are outside shots and you can tell we are still playing around with the settings. I will be doing an indoor test run at the John Rylands or the Town Hall as soon as I have time!