Alright, it’s been a very long time since my last post, but in the mean time, I’ve been able to go through hundreds of photos following our various trips in the past 6 months. For example, I’ve completed my photos taken during my trip to Rome and therefore, I’ll try to post most of the best shots here in the following weeks.
In my last post, I had posted some photos from my short end of the evening walk around my hotel area on my first night in Rome. The following are the remaining pictures taken during this first day…
This Altare della Patria (The Altar of the Fatheland or also known as the “typewriter”) is simply huge and this picture doesn’t do it justice.
Altar of the Fatherland
I then headed towards the Colisseum while the sun was setting.
I then walked around the Colisseum while avoiding the annoying trinket sellers and took this final long exposure.
Colisseum by night
I really liked these street fruit markets; you can never go hungry when walking in Rome.
In the spot light
And one final shot before heading to bed…
Now, on my second day in Rome, I had the chance of having one of my Italian colleagues offer me a tour of the city. Having someone who is very knowledgeable showing me around the city was just perfect considering the short amount of time I had. We therefore started the day at around 9h00 at Piazza di Spagna; keep in mind that I had left my hotel on foot at 7h30 in order to be there on time as well as to allow some time for photography along the way. We then walked around the area to see all the classic attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and much much more, to the point where I actually don’t remember the names of many of the places we passed by.
After eating a delicious pizza on focaccia bread we continued our tour until 15h00 at which time we said goodbye. I then went on alone to find some souvenirs for home and ended up walking back to my hotel at around 20h30-21h00… You may have guest that I was exhausted after more than 12 hours of walking! However, it was absolutely worth it!
Let’s start off the day with a selfie!
Every street corner offered something interesting to shoot!
Business as usual
Just a random street…
I think this guy was giving me the evil eye… I couldn’t tell with the glasses though!
What you looking at?
First church we entered after Piazza di Spagna. I have to say that every church in Rome was simply amazing. They may look old and faded from the outside, but once inside, the amount of richness is simply astounding. You simply could not built such structures nowadays, the price would be astronomical. I can’t even begin to think how much money must be spent in order to maintain them…!
Since it was pretty early in the morning, I caught several of people heading off to work… very often on a scooter!
We then arrived at the Trevi fountain; here’s a classic shot…
and a less classic one…
Trevi fountain II
There were obviously lots of other tourists as well… and yes, I did toss a coin using my right hand and over my left shoulder into the fountain; this is supposed to guarantee that I will one day come back to Rome! Apparently, up too 3000 Euros are collected from the fountain every day!
Strike the pose
The chestnut seller
We passed through this beautiful interior “courtyard” during our walking tour; while walking out I looked back and saw how the light was just perfect… I just love how this shot came out.
Beauty lies behind the corner
Ok, I guess I’ll stop here for this post; thanks for stopping by and till next time!