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ROME if you want to, ROME around the world (Italian honeymoon Part III)

Italia Part I: The Amalfi Coast
Italia Part II: Naples and Florence

We wrapped up our Italian adventure in Roma, a rather overwhelming city. Unfortunately both of us were saddled with chest colds by this time and spent much of our time in the hotel (not to mention our hotel was out quite a ways).

But we did manage to hit up all the major touristy things before returning to the States...enjoy!

Not sure of the artist, but these sculptures were all over the city center...
















From somewhere in Egypt I presume...




















Damn impressive...




















Trajan's Markets, something I absolutely had to see...








Michelangelo masterpiece...




Marcus Aurelius...




Suck my teet, I'm the symbol of the city!








Somebody messed with his boobies...




Apparently these kitties are protected!














The Pantheon is absolutely magical, maybe the best building I've ever been in...










































Mussolini's grand entry...















Countach!














Look! I found Don B. in Rome!






















Heavenly dog park...


Goodbye from Europa...


next up...you guys wouldn't think I'd go on my honeymoon and not see any skyscrapers right????
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2009, 7:41 AM
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Great stuff. Brilliant close-ups of the statues, and some unexpected sights, like this one.
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Awesome, I absolutely love Rome.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2009, 2:36 AM
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I found Rome to be overwhelming, too, in both positive and negative ways. The only negatives to me were the noise and pollution from the vespas, and the graffiti. On the positive side, it's the history of the city, the crowds of interesting people everywhere, the architecture, the mass transit. One could spend a year in Rome and not see everything. Can't wait to return some day.
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Great pics! Was there in 2003. Makes me want to go back again!
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Well done. Love the Pantheon shots.
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Extraordinary city with a beautiful physical form--one of the best.

Excellent photography.
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2009, 5:05 AM
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ah, the eternal city...

quite interesting to find this thread just now, as I am seeing Spartacus on TV...
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Fantastic details and moods in the photos. Congratulations, by the way!
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Absolutely stunning pics of The Eternal City!
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Awesome shots, plinko. I've not had the pleasure of visiting Rome, but it's very high on my list.
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What a trip. I would imagine walking into the Parthenon is probably pretty surreal.
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Wow, wonderful set and city. You two are making great memories for your future years together.

LOL at the Don B. pic.
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An impressive set of photos, plinko. Moreover, St. Peter's Basilica is quite an architectural feat, among other things:
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Wonderful pictures of the eternal city! I particularly like the "mellow" lighting in your photographs and the various angles and croppings in some of the structures. Best of luck to both of you. What a way to start a marriage...being in Rome!!
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