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.
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.
Here start the pictures taken at the Colosseum. There were a lot more so I have just selected a few to share.
After the Colosseum we went to the Roman Forums and up Palatine Hill. It was an exhausting day but well worth it!
Colosseum from Palatine Hill.
A personal high point; the birth place of Romulus and Remus.
The last three pictures are from the Imperial Forum museum, well worth a visit.
And here is a representation of the other myth of the founding of Rome. Aeneas, carring his father and leading his son, fleeing Troy.
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.
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!