Rome-ing: My Photo Diary Through The Eternal City

colosseum at night rain

A rainy night passing by the Colosseum on the bus.

The Trevi Fountain in Rome

The Trevi Fountain in Rome

Alleyway Rome

A colorful Roman side-street

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The view from the top of The Spanish Steps

rome window shutter

A rather elegant window shutter

Castel Sant'Angelo Rome

Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome

view Castel Sant'Angelo Rome

The view from Castel Sant’Angelo Rome

Night shot of St. Peter's Basilica

A nighttime shot of St. Peter’s Basilica

Rome at night

Rome at night

A lookout over Rome

A lookout over Rome

Italian red sports car

A red sports car zips by

Colorful Roman buildings

Colorful Roman buildings

Blue hour in Rome

Blue hour in Rome

Inside a Roman shopping mall

Inside a Roman shopping mall

Streets of Rome at dusk

Streets of Rome at dusk

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona

Roman architecture

Roman architecture

Artichokes Rome

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!

Author: Christine

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  1. Bella, bella! It’s funny but my least favourite part of Rome was the Spanish Steps and The Trevi Fountain; I don’t know if it was because there were too many people around, or it was the wrong time of night, but it seemed a little seedy-might have to go back and check ;)

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    • Yeah, the crowds can definitely take away from those places. They aren’t in seedy areas, across from the Spanish Steps are all of the designer stores, but hordes of people are never fun.

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  2. Marvellous pics.
    I would like to see your picture of the Pantheon, if you have one. I’m a Tour Guide in Rome and it’s my favourite attraction: as your ability into taking pictures is very high, I’m interested to check your angle of view for that monument….

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  3. I love the photo of the sports car in front of the fountain(?) without anything else on the road! It looks so classically Italian, like it belongs on a calendar or something!
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  4. Your photos are beautiful! You captured the essence of Rome perfectly! And I adored the Italy part in Eat, Pray, Love so much too!
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    • Thank you, Julika! I never wanted the Italy part of that book to end!

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  5. These are easily some of the best photos I have seen of the eternal city :-) they so elegantly and effortlessly capture a spriit and a special-something that makes Roma so unforgettable :)

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