Returning to Rome?

Like every other tourist in Rome, we visited the Trevi Fountain. The ambience, late evening on a Friday, was very mellow. People from so many places all sitting calmly, taking photos but mostly just relaxing, enjoying the surprising beauty of the place.

The girls threw three coins over their left shoulder into the fountain for luck (Sarah found this a little challenging so we practised) and I truly hope they do return to Rome in future years.

Lucy’s hand on the marble caught my eye. I particularly like the simplicity of this shot and increasingly think ‘small’ when visiting the grand, so often photographed tourist sites.


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I also like this photo of Kate and the kids. Sarah has a wonderfully adoring expression on her face as she looks at her Mum.

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Roma

Rome is so clean and cultured, calm and sophisticated after 5 days in the grime and chaos of Naples. The cobblestones seem to gleam here – polished – and most noticeably, are impossibly perfectly irregular.

We are in an apartment in the Campidoglio and in walking distance of everything we wish to see. I am instantly smitten with a place that has taken me 42 years to see.


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I wandered at dawn this morning along the Tiber. Famous rivers really do it for me and this one rivals the Thames and Ganges in my imagination. The tree-lined walk was completely salubrious (as was the one euro cappuccino) and fruit purchased at the Campo de’ Fiori markets for my sleeping family.


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore


cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared by Darcy Moore