Rome

November 2004

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Elaine and Jake enjoying Rome

 

As I sit here, flying across the Atlantic putting this page together, I'm thinking about what a wonderful visit Elaine and I had to Rome.  It was really a second honeymoon/early Christmas present to each other of sorts.  Long leisurely walks, fantastic food/wine, and no early morning/late night wake up calls.  We love Sierra and Cooper dearly, but it was nice for Elaine and I to have a break together.


Elaine was able to pick up a five day Rome trip (three day layover) from a fellow employee over Thanksgiving weekend.  Her Mom, Dad and sister Margaret came down to watch Sierra and Cooper (thanks again) giving us an opportunity to spend time together.  I can't even remember the last time we had three days together without the kids . . . it's been years.  Lets see . . . Sierra is three and a half.

 


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Trevi fountain

Trevi fountain

Jake making a wish

Pantheon

Pantheon

Blurry interior detail

Pantheon

Oculus

Vittorio Emanuele II monument

View from Vittorio Emanuele II monument

Panorama

View from Vittorio Emanuele II monument

Panorama

View from Vittorio Emanuele II monument

Piazza del Popolo

Street scene

Protest

Street scene

Street scene

Street scene

People out and about

Spanish steps

(On a rainy day)

Spanish steps

(On a nice day)

Street scene

Tons of people out and about

Jake in St. Peters square

St. Peters square

Panorama

St. Peters Basilica

Pope John Paul speaking under Bernini's Main Alter.

St. Peters Basilica

Pope John Paul

St. Peters Basilica

Pope John Paul

St. Peters Basilica

Throne of St. Peter

St. Peters Basilica

St. Peters Basilica

St. Peters Basilica

St. Peters Basilica

View from the dome

St. Peters Basilica

Dome from Basilica roof

Elaine

Walking down the stairs in St. Peters Basilica dome. Note the curvature of the dome.

Elaine

St. Peters Basilica

View from the dome

St. Peters Basilica

View from the dome

St. Peters Basilica

Panorama

Vatican museum

Map hall

Vatican museum

Old map of the "new world"

Vatican museum

Window shutter.

Vatican museum

The School of Athens. Raphael painting.

Vatican museum

Stairs

Jake

With a small (500 cc) Fiat

I have also made a short video clip of our trip to Rome.  Click here to view.

 

Travel links

Trips from the last two years    Interactive travel map

 


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