Friday, October 20, 2006

Planes,Trains, Taxis, Subways, Trams, Golf Carts and a Wheelchair

Part One!
Top: the monitor in the seat facing me on our Air France flight to Paris and then to Rome.



Next: The Colosseum, which is much bigger than I ever thought it was, and was not, as I had been led to believe, overrun with cats. We only saw two while we were there.



The bottom: a view toward the Roman ruins next to the Colosseum, which all fascinated me. I could have stayed there for hours, looking at all the various temples and government buildings.

Our sight-seeing began in Rome, called "The Eternal City". Now that I have seen it, I can understand that appelation. The ruins appear to have been there for eons.

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26 comments:

November Rain said...

hi from muchlele

srp said...

The Colosseum was magnificent and so was the Forum. We took Nyssa's picture at the Temple of the Vestil Virgins.... Her Uncle's idea. :)

honestyrain said...

i , am, so, jealous! dan and i were just talking (again) about needing a trip to europe. NEEDING. we've never been and want to go so badly. sigh.

here via you know who's you know what.

Star said...

Wow Rome! I'm so jealous. How does the wheelchair fit in?

caramaena said...

Great pics! Sounds like you had fun. Hope the jet-lag is going away.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Beverly said...

Rome left me in awe. To walk among the antiquity was just wonderful.

Sonia said...

What a fantastic trip, Judy! Sounds you had a great time! Love these photos!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sue said...

Great picture of the colesium! Glad it was a fun trip!

Blond Girl said...

Judy, those are wonderful pictures! As for the cats, remember that they're probably cautious and really good at hiding.

Michele is actually sending me to Kim's, but I couldn't let you get skipped! horrors, no! So here I am - and all the richer for the detour.

p.s. I have a meme - a really short one - that I would like you to check out, OK? Thanks!

justrose said...

welcome home! lovely pictures!!

Inanna said...

Whoo Hoo!!! Welcome home, Kenju! Lovely pics, I'm glad you had a good time.

Chancy said...

Glad you are back home, safe and sound. Your photos are great. Thanks

ET said...

Great pictures!

carli said...

I would actually be very entertained to find the Colosseum filled with cats.
Glad you had a good time.
Michele sent me.

Karen said...

I can't wait to read more about your trip. We went to Rome two years ago and it was amazing. We only walked next to the Coliseum. Very cool to see the inside!

Michele sent me today, Judy. Have a great weekend!

Angie said...

Welcome home! :-)

sage said...

this looks like a great trip, I look forward to hearing more about it.

Alan G said...

Really enjoyed the photos. With the people in the photo it really gives a good perspective on how large the Colosseum is. I did not realize it was really that big.

Terri said...

Welcome back, Judy!
Nice photos and I'm sure you came home with loads of memories. Good luck on the jet lag.

brendalove@gmail.com said...

I am intrigued by the story of cats in the coliseum. I like to think they were really there but hiding because it was daylight.

Loren said...

Beautiful photos.

Looks like a lot more fun than blogging.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What wonderful pictres Judy....That place is truly awesome and you captured the size incredibly in those pictures.

Only two cats? Amazing! (lol)

mar said...

Ah, bella Italia! I love Rome, it is sucha a fascinating city! great pictures :)

panthergirl said...

Oh *I* am jealous!!! LOL ... I would love to go to Italy. The only place I've been in Europe is London (which I loved).

Great pics!

Seamus said...

Wow! A trip to Rome! How awesome is that! Wonderful pics! :)

Shephard said...

Wow, I have so much catching up to do on your bloggy. LOVE the photos. We didn't make it to Rome when we were in Italy, and hope to next time. :)
You must have had a wonderful time!
~S