A rainy night passing by the Colosseum on the bus.
The Trevi Fountain in Rome
A colorful Roman side-street
The view from the top of The Spanish Steps
A rather elegant window shutter
Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome
The view from Castel Sant’Angelo Rome
A nighttime shot of St. Peter’s Basilica
Rome at night
A lookout over Rome
A red sports car zips by
Colorful Roman buildings
Blue hour in Rome
Inside a Roman shopping mall
Streets of Rome at dusk
Artichokes season in Rome is from February-May
I can’t believe I’m still sharing Rome posts, but it’s been nice trickling them out gradually and reliving the fun memories I had there over and over again. There’s no rhyme or reason to this post, aside from sharing some snapshots that haven’t yet appeared on the blog. My first-ever trip to Rome was documented on a small point-and-shoot, so this time I may have gone a little crazy with my DSLR and snapped hundreds and hundreds of photos…oops!
Also, while going through these photos, I was reminded of how effortlessly Elizabeth Gilbert embodied the city with these words from her book Eat, Pray, Love (Italy was by far my favorite part!):
“There’s a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn’t compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this city, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady.” –Elizabeth Gilbert
Hope you enjoy these photos, and the rest of your week!