Saturday, February 28, 2009

A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi

Between a Rock and A Hard Place (Precipice in front and Wolves behind)

Gran is in Rome this week. (Yes, I know..... She's Never at home).

She has been sending me the BEST photos from Rome on her Phone, here are a selection below.

I was confused when she sent this... it wasn't how I expected it to look,
and now I realise I thought it was supposed to be the Parthenon, which is in Greece!! ha ha

The Colosseum
I love how it is just at the end of a road, Imagine telling your friends, yeah, you know where I live, the Colosseum is at the corner.

The Forum
As Mum Says, Complete with Tacky Souvenir Stand. The perspective is odd here - It all looks quite small, but if you click and load large image you'll see people walking along the roads behind and they are tiny!! this place is MASSIVE. This is where all the business of the Romans was carried out.

Corridor Leading to the Sistine Chapel -
the painting are amazing, but look at all the People...
Heavens, how does the Pope get any praying done?

The Trevi Fountain
This is beautiful, isn't it? Can you believe
one city with so much beauty and culture?

The Roof of the Sistine Chapel
Painted by Michaelangelo, and Raphael amongst others -
Renaissance Painters, Not Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles!

The Birthday Boy and the Globe Trotting Gran!! Viva La Vida Loca!

1 comment:

  1. It looks bloody gorgeous, is it lasagne???