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Friday, May 31, 2013

Rome Adventure, Part I

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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When we departed Sorrento, we headed for Rome, the last leg of our journey. The images of Rome were almost overwhelming.  I found myself snapping pictures at every opportunity.  Much of the time, I don't even know what I was capturing, but that really didn't matter. I'll break this into several posts over the next few weeks.  I hope that you'll enjoy soaking up the sights...the magnificent history...of Rome.  Come along with me on my Rome Adventure (minus Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette).






 All checked into the Rose Garden Hotel...right across the street from the American Embassy.  I can recommend it...the hotel, not the Embassy.

 We headed out for a walk pretty quickly...

 ...Past the Swiss Embassy...

...coming in at the top...
 ...of the Spanish Steps.

 ...which is obviously a very popular destination....1000's of my most intimate friends.

Still had a reserve of energy, so we continued on...





 ...past so many amazing facades, centuries old...


 ...until we reached the Trevi Fountain...

 again...so many people, and it wasn't even high season, yet.


 Absolutely magnificent!

We ventured further on this day, but I'll wait to share more pictures until next week.  Rome definitely lived up to its reputation.

I think that any season is the right time to ponder magical moments spent during long dreamed of visits to foreign lands.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her meme Oh, the Places I've Been..  Don't miss out on this marvelous blog party.  See you there!  

You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!  



















8 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh my gosh what beautiful photos, it looks like so much to see, love all the wonderful sights and the people, take some pictures of the wonderful food...yummy

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Great shots of your trip! This is on my bucket list!

Bonnie said...

Buon Giorno Cherry Kay,
What type lens did you use for your wonderful pics? It is so neat seeing these places. What was the weather like?

I am enjoying your travel posts very much.

Grazie. Bonnie

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I'm going to listen to KC's music. You know I've done Rome :)'s
But it's a lovely post.
Do you remember the scene from
La Dolce Vita with Anita Eckberg got in the fountain?

Sarah said...

Your trip photos are making me sad we canceled our trip this past spring. It was going to be my first time in Rome. Hopefully another time. Just couldn't do it in April.
I pray that you and your family are safe. It is so sad tha Oklahoma City has suffered loss and destruction yet again. Thinking of you. ~ Sarah

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

I love the little travelog! Rome is on my list and you are making it even more enticing. We've been blessed to travel extensively around Europe...but not yet to Italy. Who knows why? My across the street neighbors just got back from 3 weeks there...they travel there a few times a year. Thanks again for the lovely 'tour.'
Hope your weekend is Extraordinary!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh a fabulous trip, I soo adore Italy, almost my fav! Rome is gorgeous, everything about it. Your photos are wonderful, specially of the Fountain of Trevi and than in the evening just went inside it, just like Anita Ekberg, wow, so romantic too...did you also drop some coins there?! Big hugs,
FABBY

Bonnie said...

Wow, revisiting I see you were on the spanish steps with the azaleas. Funny, how I didn't think about them when I viewed your post then. Our trip being in September there were no flowers. I knew before I left there probably would not be because a friend of mine showed me her pictures before we left and there were no flowers. Our coffee table book as well as postcards of the spanish steps all have flowers. I will say, it is much prettier with the flowers.

I have the most gorgeous coffee table book about Rome. I am still enjoying it. It is called Rome, The Fascination of Art and History by Giancarlo Gasponi. The photographs are exquisite. I would love to talk to him. He must have incredible patience and definitely has great photography skills. The shots of twilight with moon phases and sunsets are magnificent. I want his book on Florence too.

I guess you can tell I am still excited about all the things we saw.