Monday, June 6, 2016

Out of town: Italy

This is me inside the Colosseum in Rome.

Colosseum, Rome.

Roman Forum.

Me again at the Roman Forum.

Inside Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. This church is huge, the length of two American football fields.

Michelango's Pietà inside Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. This sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus Christ. This picture was taken through glass, so it is not as clear.

Me in front of Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The chairs are set up for the Jubilee events.

The Pantheon in Rome.

Inside the Pantheon,

Inside the Pantheon,

The Trevi Fountain. Yes, I was able to get close enough to throw in my coin!

I took all of these photos with my iPhone because I have been too tired to download pictures from my real camera. We missed our connection in Paris from Venice and ended up having to stay overnight courtesy of Air France. A very exhausting trip home. Tomorrow: Assisi and Florence.

15 comments:

bill burke said...

Great photos Lois! Hope you can some rest now that you're home.

jandi said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip!

Karl Demetz said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Italy, you got very nice photos of these, for me, familiar places.

Revrunner said...

An extra night in Venice? Doesn't sound bad. :-)

Lowell said...

These are terrific and for me, somewhat nostalgic. I was in Rome in 1957 when in the Navy. And what's fascinating is that you have some of the same photos I took (although mine were taken with a Kodak Retinette film camera) ... The photos still look pretty good. What fun you must have had. I too, left a coin in the famous fountain. That was about the time the movie and the song, "Three Coins in the Fountain" came out.

Thanks so much for sharing these. I'll be going through them again and again!

We had some rain about an hour ago but now it has stopped and the sky has lightened up. It's supposed to begin again about 2 PM. Boy, do we need it!

Sandra said...

great photos, and glad you put yourself in the photos to document your trip. since i don't float or fly, i will have to travel with photos like yours

RedPat said...

You have been busy! What great pics, Lois!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

How exciting!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous trip! WOW! It's my dream to travel to Italy. Hope we just get rain out of this storm. Stay safe! Hugs, Diane

TexWisGirl said...

the ruins are so impressive...

thank you for your kind comment, lois.

Annie Bear said...

These pictures are great! Although I've been to Italy twice, I've never been to Rome. We are tentatively planning a trip to Italy for later this year and are considering including Rome this time. I can't wait to see your Florence pictures. I love Florence! I've never been to Assisi. That's a shame about your return flight. I would love to hear your thoughts on Rome and your favorite things there.

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous shots!

biebkriebels said...

Rome is beautiful, I am sure you had a great time.

Kate said...

Fabulous photos!

Denise inVA said...

How absolutely fantastic. Your photos are gorgeous Lois.