Friday, November 5, 2010

Home again - Atlanta layover from Rome

At the end of this post, the first four photos are from the Vatican Museum in Rome. All of them struck me for one reason or another, though none is famous, as far as I know. The last is a sculpture, very famous and very beautiful. I'm surprised cameras were allowed in St. Peter's.

We walked a LOT in Rome. In the course of four days, we saw the Forum, the Coliseum, The Vatican Museum and St. Peter's, the papal crypts (really interesting), the Pantheon, Trevi fountain, and Spanish Steps. Yesterday we walked five miles in the interest of our final day of tourism.

Our flight from Rome to Atlanta took 11 hours. We have a three-hour layover here, where I'm writing this blog entry, and then a nearly five hour flight to Seattle.

The trip was fascinating, tiring, lots of fun and very educational. I never had a bad meal, didn't get sick, met interesting fellow travelers, and figured out how to flush every foreign toilet I encountered! And I learned enough words in Italian to get by.

But tonight it will be very good to sleep in my own bed.


Linda Reeder said...

I'm glad to hear everything went so well. You can't ask for more than that. And the fact that you found it very educational, that you learned a lot, is the best result of all in my book.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

What a fabulous trip you had. And I think the Pieta is Michelangelo's crowning achievement.

Linda Myers said...

He did the Pieta when he was 24. Can you believe it?

Terra said...

I love the art you selected. My dh and I visited Rome, and loved it so much we tried to imagine how could we live there. The old part of Rome is so charming. You have a wonderful attitude for traveling, I can tell.

septembermom said...

Wow! Thanks so much for sharing these photos. I would love to go to Rome some day. So much beauty and creativity in one place.

Cheryl Kohan said...

Somehow or other my comment didn't "take". So if two show up from me, just ignore one of them - ha! What I wanted to say is that the photos are great. The Pieta is such a beautiful piece. I had no idea Michelangelo was so young when he created it. Great post.