Friday, February 19, 2010

just photos around Roma part 2

There are eight of us staying in one large apartment here in Rome.  Another nine live in four other apartments in the same building.  The final two live two doors down.  Most nights we have gone out to dinner at the nearby restaurants in small groups of four - six, but on this particular night almost everyone came to the patio in the large apartment and we had a picnic of sorts.  This is nearing the end of our dinner feast, but everyone wanted a picture of the destruction.   We had bread, grapes, cheese, cheese, cheese, salami, wine, more bread and more wine.

It was so much fun.  

I don't have my notes in front of me, but I think this is the interior of a church called St. Paul Outside the Wall.    It's a Papal church and it's outside the original ancient walls of the city of Rome - hence its name. 

During one of our bus tours I spotted this scene outside the windows.  It's not an uncommon site, but I hadn't seen the laundry hanging underneath the shutters before, so this was fairly unusual.

This is a detail from a gate in a church that kept the masses from going into certain sections of the church. 

Beautiful scroll work.

This was a meringue dessert at one of the many restaurants we visited.  Those little coated candies were a popular item in the pastry shops.

A statue of Mary holding baby Jesus is in the background of this beautiful gate.

One of my favorite pictures of the trip of the girls.  I came up to this beautiful lookout and I saw all four of them holding their cameras like this!  I laughed so hard that they put their cameras down, but I made them pose it again because it was just too funny.

My flight home is tomorrow.  It's an all day event.  10 hours in the plane from Rome to Philly, then a flight to Charlotte before I get to catch the next flight to Jacksonville.

More Rome stories when I return!!



Loria said...

have a safe trip home.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

So very enjoyable! Glad you got to I cold. Sort of.
The kinda meal!
LOve the pics!

Just Breathe said...

I love seeing the pictures. The girls taking their photos is so darn cute. Have a safe trip and look forward to all the stories.

Keetha Broyles said...

Ooooo, Oooooo, Ooooo!!! I THINK that might be the wall where I stood with someone really wonderful when I was 18 - - - and received just the sweetest kiss on the planet. Looks like the place - - - only we were there after sunset when the lights of the city were too romantic for words - - - thus the kiss - - - but maybe that's another story - - -

Terri said...

beautiful shots! I do love the pictures of the girls.