Bike with Columns

Rome, Italy

I took Craig’s family for a walk thru Rome, it was awesome!  I had to take a photo of this bike, sitting there, waiting for me to do so!

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Il Colosseo

Rome, Italy

I took some friends around Rome and as we got to the Colosseum, the sun was setting, and it was so pretty touching Il Colosseo!

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Rome Italy Temple

Rome, Italy

How overwhelmed and honored I am to be apart of this magnificent Temple.  Dedicated March 10, 2019

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Along the Way

Rome, Italy

As I went for a walk I came across this bike, I thought this was the perfect photo with beautiful Roman Pines in the background.

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Roman Drinking Fountain

Rome, Italy

I was off on a walk and look what I found, a Roman drinking fountain, in Italian a nasone or a fontanella.  I was so excited that I had to show my family, so I made a video.  We all laughed as I put my finger under the running water to have the stream of water come out, it did, and it hit me in the face.

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Relaxing As We Fly!

Salt Lake City to Rome

Nothing like RELAXING on the plane!! It was a good flight from Salt Lake City to Rome!!

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Castel Sant’Angelo

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We decided to take a walk thru Rome. We walked along the Tiber River and saw some beautiful sights! Castel Sant’Angelo was built by the Emperor Hadrian as a tomb for he and his family in 134 AD. His ashes were placed here a year after he died in 138 AD. In later years it became a fortress for Popes. Today it is a museum.

Roman Drinking Fountain

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Rome, Italy – 2016 – iPhone

Rome has drinking fountains all over with fresh, delicious water running from them. If you put your finger under the spout, water comes up and out of a hole allowing you to drink the water. It is so refreshing on a hot day or just a perfect day of walking around Rome!

Tandem A Roma

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I’ve always had this thing for taking photos of bikes. So, when I see either a cool bike or a bike with cool surroundings, I have to snap a photo! This one, in Rome, was no different!

Il Colosseo

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Rome, Italy – 2016 – iPhone

I love the Colosseum, there is just something about it’s history that fascinates me. (No Christians were killed here.) There are always so many people around the Colosseum, and today was no exception, so I went with a photo of the top!

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Thru The Trees

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We were blessed to be with dear friends and have a beautiful sunset as we spent time together!

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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When we arrived in Rome I soon found out that there are a lot of churches there.  My attitude at first was that all churches are the same, so I would walk past them.  After about a year of living in Rome, one day I didn’t walk past a particular church, but rather, I walked inside and I was amazed at the beauty I saw.  I soon found that every church is different inside and from then on I always went inside a church to enjoy the wonder and beauty of it!  This church I visited many times over the years and I took this photo of a column and the ceiling in 2005.  Santa Maria sopra Minerva was built on top of the foundations of a temple dedicated to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva, thus sopra Minerva (above Minerva).  I still remember the first time I walked inside this church, I was in awe at the beauty of the ceiling!

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Pantheon Ceiling

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In this photo, of the ceiling of the Pantheon, you can see the circular hole which is 30 feet across.  Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.

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The Spanish Steps

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When visiting Rome the Spanish Steps are a must, particularly in Springtime when the steps are covered with beautiful flowers!

Piazza Venezia

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Piazza Venezia is a beautiful place to get some fun, unique photos!  It is also a very busy piazza full of people. By going to a corner I was able to get this photo people free.  I like the water coming off of the fountain and the Italian flags.

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Trevi Fountain from the Side

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Rome, Italy

It’s hard to get a good photo of Trevi Fountain because there are so many people around it! Having said that, once I went there at 2 am and there were hardly any people there!

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Trevi Fountain

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Rome, Italy

One of the most well known fountains in the world, Trevi Fountain, is also one of my favorites. Legend says if you throw a coin in the fountain you will return to Rome, so far it has worked for me!

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St. Peter’s Basilica

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The Apostle Peter was crucified upside down, because he considered himself unworthy to die in the same manner as Jesus, in 64 AD.  Tradition says that it took place near an ancient Egyptian Obelisk in the Circus of Nero.  The obelisk now stands in St. Peter’s Square.  Catholic tradition holds that the Basilica was built on the burial site of Peter, now a Saint and for Catholics, their first Pope.  There have been many churches on this site, this newer one was completed in 1626.

 

Knight’s of Malta Keyhole

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Here I am looking thru a famous keyhole.  The cool thing about this is that I am standing in Italy, looking at the gardens of the Republic of Malta (home of the Knight’s of Malta Ambassador) to Vatican City in the distance, three different countries all in one shot!

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

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This large building in the heart of Rome was built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the unified Italy.  Made out of white marble is was completed in 1925.  It is affectionately called the Wedding Cake.