October 30, 2009

ROME

How amazing is Rome? Um, pretty amazing. I promise. So many things and so little time. But I think we were able to squeeze in all the FUN!
The Roman Forum was FANTASTIC! Were talkin 2,000 years old here. Original pillars still stand today and we walked on the same stones that Julius Cesar walked on. We stood where he lived and is buried now.
Julius himself would walk from the forum directly across this street to....

The COLOSSEUM.

In which we were amazed. The Colosseum is unbelievable.
We couldn't get enough of this place (hence the pictures), we loved learning the history of it.
I mean, we have stadiums today because of this place!! So cool.

...and we did learned that where you go in the day you MUST go back at night....

...so we did...
and loved it just as much.


There are churches EVERYWHERE in Rome. If we saw a church somewhere we walked in. And were so glad we did because we would of missed out on things like this:


Though this blue ceiling is breath taking, our favorite church was St. Peters Basilica in
Vatican City.
(St. Peters Dome)

After a nice day in Vatican City we ended it at The Pantheon.


As the sun was setting and the Pantheon was closing we walked out the doors and captured what is now our favorite plaza. This plaza is what I think of when I think about "ROME". All you could see was colorful buildings with colorful shutters, and charming cafes filling up for dinner, you could hear the water fountain splashing, and the little Italian band playing fun music. This is where I fell in love with the city.

This is the place that I imagined Rome to be; romantic.


BUT, no matter where we went in Rome I knew I was safe with my Paramedic.


...say goodbye to our clothes because this is the last stop we were able to wear them...
stay tuned...

Off to Florence.

14 comments:

Piper said...

LOVE your posts, Erin. They make me happy. :)

So glad you got to go experience Rome with your paramedic!

Jeff's BLOG said...

wow, makes me want to go book a flight... fun times.

The Oakeson Gang said...

So amazing!! Can't wait to hear what happens next!!

lacy rane said...

okay. these night pictures are especially amazing!

Alison said...

Oh this looks so fun! Glad you could go and have such a great time together. xo

Kipn n' Sarah said...

My goodness, O' My GOSH, BEAUTIFUL!!! Jealous!!! AMAZING!!! I LOVE history and I love pictures and I love this post and I love that you loved it all and totally appreciated everything! O that is SO COOL that you guys went on this trip!!! SO COOL!!!!

The Texas Links said...

So glad you guys loved Rome! It's one of my favorite places on the planet...your post makes me want to go back very soon. Isn't it beautiful? And to think of the history.....it's truly amazing. "Bye clothes".......

The Texas Links said...

Oh...I forgot. The Pantheon....our favorite gelato place is lit up in your picture. It's just to the right on the corner with the windows lit. Mmmmm.....gelato.

Christine said...

I agree with Piper. Your post make me happy too! They also make me feel a little bit like I've been there myself when we experience through your eyes (or lens).

Jeff always loved the open door policy of the churches, we've gone to other places and it's not the same.

Chris and Jenn said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! I love how you are posting little by little! So sad about your clothes...... but great memories!!

sheena said...
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sheena said...

Sorry I deleted my comment. I forget it says that, annoying. Anyways, I just left out a word. I am so glad you guys had fun! Rome looks amazing.

Ashley said...

Goodbye Clothes.

Love all the pics :) You guys musta been in awe!!! I'm in awe at the pictures alone!

kRiStEn_S said...

Sooo beautiful!! Don't you love being places where there's so much history?!? It makes you feel so connected with the past!