Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Planes, Trains, etc. ~ Part 6

When you stroll the Via Condotti and surrounding streets, this is what you see. Gucci, Pucci, Valentino, and nearly every other famous designer has a shop on this street or near here.

These photos were taken at night, around 9:30-10:pm, and it was dark. In the last post, someone commented about the light in the photos of the Spanish Steps. I had to lighten the photos considerably before they could be seen, and it is the same with these.

The reason I photographed the street sign of the Via di Bocca di Leone (the street of the mouth of the lion) is because we know a man whose name is Leone, and we thought he might like the photo.

The last pic was taken across the street from the Steps, and I had to crop it to get rid of the hundreds of people's heads.

We all strolled the area, looking in the shop windows and drooling at the clothes, purses and shoes which would be forever out of the financial reach of most. Can you imagine paying $1,200 for a purse? I surely can't! In fact, I wouldn't - even if I had the means for it.

Posted by Picasa I am SO ticked. I wrote a second post tonight, with photos from the Vatican and St. Peter's Square, and Picasa/Blogger LOST IT!

I will try to get it up again tomorrow afternoon.


ET said...

If it was us, a $1200 purse can be small, after we pay the $1200, there won't be much left to put in it.

Kristi said...

These pictures brought back such great memories of my own trip to Rome a few years ago. Thanks for sharing them!

mar said...

I couldn't believe the prices. Couldn't believe people actually got out of those expensive stores carrying huge bags...!! so sorry about the lost post...that's against our blogging rights!

Anonymous said...

OOOH...Gucci! Now that's my idea of heaven.

Seamus said...

Gucci and Pucci, Valentino, oh my! We're not in Kansas anymore Kenju! ;)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The frustration of blogger..OY!
But in spite of that Judy...I am so enjoyimg taking this trip with you..Truly! The pictures are wonderful and everything you have to say is wonderful, too...I read your more recent post and this goes for it, too!
Can't wait to read about Michaelangelo's David...

Shephard said...

I'm with you Judy.. $1200... that's a fridge or a bathtub, not a purse.