Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Roma

 
After a stressful day at the airport, I woke up to the beautiful Rome I know and love. My mother is still on my journey with me to "help" me with my Italian transition. We begun our day by walking briskly through the Vatican Museum, stopping at our favorite paintings and sculptures. Last time my mother went to Rome, during my brothers spring break last year, the Sistine Chapel was closed, therefore she wanted to see the Sistine Chapel ASAP. After doing so, we leisurely walked through the garden and then headed to St Peter's. It is amazing that I have been to St Peter's probably ten or so times, only being in Rome twice. I admit this is extremely rare and lucky, and I am super glad and blessed to have this experience (again). We walked back to my apartment and I cooked dinner, then we headed out for a stroll. We started by going to see my old school and my favorite gelato place, Frigadarium, and then decided that Piazza Novana and the Pantheon weren't too far, so we should see them. From the Pantheon we decided that the Trevi Fountain wasn't too far either, so we should walk there too. Then, walking back towards the Pantheon, we were on Via del Corson and saw Piaza Venezia and decided to walk there, and while we were at it, to the Coliseum. Passing major sights, going into a church, seeing a huge screen with the Germany v. Brazil FIFA game and eating gelato made for one great night. The only bummer was the fact that the Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum have scaffolding all over them, which made me feel bad (and laugh) at the fact that some honeymooners may be here looking forward to see the Trevi Fountain and find it covered in scaffolding. Regardless, it was a great night! It feels weird being back in Rome, I feel as if I belong to the city, but am very distant at the same time-- must be that darn language barrier....
 







 










 






 
Zara. What else?





Glow from the giant screen with the game and the moon in the distance.  

 





 
I really need to learn how to use my camera, my night photography is awful. I refuse to be that tourist with the tripod or some contraption, but as a amateur photographer, I should probably do/use something...

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