Once again I must apologize for my prolonged absence from this blog. With the start of NaNoWriMo in November, my attention has turned once again to writing. But since I barely scratched the surface of my Roman experience with my last blog, I thought I’d post a bit more on that this week. So here are a few more shots from my trip to Rome. Hope you enjoy them!
Victor Emmanuel II Monument
I love taking pictures of sculpture when I’m in Europe. Trouble is, I can’t always remember where the sculptures were. I’ll have to work on that next time I’m in Europe. Still, they’re some of my favorite shots, so I’ve included them here.
Galleria Borghese and its gardens
The man who inspired a thousand pool parties!
A Roman seagull with no respect for public art.
A fountain in Piazza del Popolo, where a very kind Greek tourist returned my lost cell phone! Probably my favorite Roman piazza.
St. Peter’s Square
St. Peter’s Basilica
These chairs, set up in St. Peter’s Square, seemed somehow very bleak to me. They made me think of victims of the Holocaust or soldiers lined up for battle, or perhaps I’ve just been reading too much Daniel Silva.
These locks, usually inscribed with the names of couples or just individual tourists, can be seen all over the city. They’re a sort of modern day graffiti, left by tourists who want to leave their mark without permanently defacing a monument.