Tag Archives: Rome

Thinking of Travel

I’ve always had an aversion to standing in line. I think that goes back to the Expo ’67 World’s Fair in Montreal. Several of the most popular exhibitions could only be seen if you were willing to stand in line for hours. Which may be fine for an adult who knows what they are going […]

2021 In Review: The Colosseum

Coming in at number seven as we count down the top ten posts of 2021 is this one from March of 2016. If you are ever in the position to visit Rome, this is a must see. I’m hoping to see it again – there’s always something you hadn’t noticed on previous visits. This cross […]

Your 2021 Travel Guide

Where are you planning not to go in 2021? Will you plan a vacation for 2022 instead? The never-ending pandemic has changed the way we look at so many things. I expect it will take years for the travel industry to recover. If it ever does.  It feels like we are trapped in a dystopian […]

Memory Lapses

When you travel you are confident the memories will stay with you forever. It doesn’t always work that way. Every family has a box of old pictures taken before the digital age. Vacations, friends, relatives – who knows who these people are? Sometimes the names would get written on the back of the print, more […]

Fontana Del Pantheon

With Saturday’s post being about the upcoming American election, I thought perhaps a photo essay would be appropriate today, something to cleanse your palate, so to speak. And what could be more cleansing than a nicely flowing fountain? Rome has so many of them, with the best-known being Trevi Fountain, but today’s is pretty popular […]

Largely Forgotten

I went for a walk in the neighborhood and got slapped in the face by history. Almost knocked me over. It wasn’t in Sulzburg where history can go back a millennium, but Rome where recorded history can take you back 3,000 years. We were just wandering through the neighborhood where my son and his wife […]

Trevi Fountain

I should apologize. I put the cart ahead of the horse this week. It was only as I was scheduling Wednesday’s post that I realized I had never shared my pictures of Rome’s Trevi Fountain. I promised then I would get some of those to you soon. Trevi Fountain is a tourist magnet and a […]

Return To Trevi Fountain

  Been there, done that. Why do we keep going back? It might have something to do with the beauty of the sculptures. Or that being near water somehow makes a hot Rome day seem a little cooler. Whatever the reason, whether it is your first trip to Rome or your 101st, Trevi seems to […]

Church Facades

  My family tolerates my affinity for church buildings. But they don’t indulge me. In Rome that might be a good thing, given the number of churches in the city – more than 900. If we stopped to check out each one we passed by, we’d never get to our destination. That is because I […]

Furry Creatures of Rome

When you think of furry animals in Rome, most tourists think cats. After all, there is a much-visited cat sanctuary downtown. But cats aren’t the only wild animals you can see if you keep your eyes open. There are also nutria, animals I had never heard of  before last week. Had you? We were in […]