Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Holiday instalment #9 - Rome part 2

More from Rome

Monday saw us off on the Metro over to the Vatican City again.... this time to visit the Museum and the Sistine Chapel.  - together with what seem hundreds and thousands of other tourists....   we queued for one hour to get into the museum... standing in the hot sun for part of the time.  The water sellers were doing a roaring trade...
Still it was worth it..... the treasures on the way to the Sistine Chapel are stunning... as were the Raphael rooms.... his paintings nearly rival Michelangleo's.  The mosaics on the floor also took my eye.  And then the Sistine Chapel - it was amazing.  It was packed shoulder to shoulder with everyone's turned upwards. 





You weren't allowed to take photos in the Sistine chapel - but is even more incredible than photos show.  We spend a good 30 mins just gazing at it all....

Later in the day we visited Piazza de Papolo - where there are twin churches on one side of the square.   Along one of the other sides are steps up to a terrace and the Pinician Hill where there are lovely gardens.  From the terrace there is a superb view of the city


Managed to score a very cheap knock off Louis Vuitton  handbag for 25Euro.  The guy wanted 80 Euro but Peter only had 25 in his wallet so bargain and got it... It is leather but I'm sure it's not the real version... Looks good though!!!!

As you can see, it was a lovely sunny day.... by 10pm it was still around 24 degrees C... I totally enjoyed the Rome weather.

The next morning I did a lot of window shopping down the street with all the famous shops - Prada, Versace, Chanel etc.  All outside my price range, but oh so lovely to dream.  The day was amazingly hot and humid... at 1pm it hit 32 degrees C, but cooled down shortly after to around 29 degrees.  Which was just as well, as we did a walking tour around Ancient Rome.......

But that's for the next episode... so till tomorrow.... Ciao

13 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Dawn its such fun seeong your photos of Rome especially as I was there in March!! I loved the city and as its quite compact you can see everything on foot. Can't wait to see the photos of Ancient Rome my favourite part of the city.
Sallyx

Barb said...

Another wonderful post, Dawn! Still loving each day of your fabulous trip!

Virginia L. said...

Looks like you had a FABULOUS day in Rome!! Love the photos and the LV bag must be nice whether it's real or not...you got it in Rome!! TFS!

Sue said...

Well Dawn I will concur with what everyone has been saying on your blog on the re-counting of your Holiday, Great Photos.
Regarding the flowers,mostly I use paper and sometimes W.C. paper.
If you have any old paper that you have no use for that you purchased for your cards use that it is great. Gesso lightly first though, let dry, then do your colour thing in Acrylics or Dye inks. W.C. is too quiet and soft for the flowers I think, but you may like it.
Have fun experimenting!!!!!

Heather Maria said...

Another wonderful post, Dawn!I wouldn't mind some of that lovely warm weather you had too!

Sarah Anderson said...

Fabulous photos, I've loved seeing Rome through your eyes. I've never been :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful pictures! One of the places I really want to go still. Thanks for a lovely tour.

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