02 February 2011

my favorite kind of Rome...

is simply awesome.  It finds you and your friends first in line at Vatican Museum and then booking it to the Sistine Chapel just so you can enjoy one of the world's greatest works of art, however briefly, in peace and solitude;  it draws you out of bed before dawn to watch the sun rise from a cafe in the Piazza Navona;  it takes you to the necropolis beneath St. Peter's Basilica; it finds you and twenty-five other twenty-something Americans sharing a lively and amazing meal with twenty-something Italians in the home of a friend you met in Leuven.

It's also the view from the Castle Sant'Angelo:

Castle Sant'Angelo

The Spanish Steps:

Trevi Fountain:

and it's a Sunday in April spent in this place...

St. Peter's Basilica

with these people...

and this man...

Full disclosure: I did not take this picture, but I was there, I promise!
Thank you to whomever gave me this copy!

To be continued...

1 comment:

  1. This is great, Lesley. I feel refreshed, like I've been out of the office for weeks. You had an artistic eye, but that's not surprising. Hope all is well,