late on wednesday night, i arrived back from rome to a very rainy, very cold newcastle. although truth be told, rome was not that unrainy & warm itself!
i have a hallowe'en party tomorrow (you're damn right i put the apostrophe in!), so i wanted to post the rome pictures first, so i didn't get all muddled up.
also, regarding that giveaway i've been failing to do for so long, i have had a cracking idea for what to do for it, which i shall definitely be posting on in the next two weeks. if not, you can all have my guts for garters - and what attractive garters they shall be!
disturbing imagery over, now for some less disturbing images (oh yes, i can link things with the best of them);
this was some pretty arch thing by the colosseum. i'll be honest, i don't know what half these buildings are. rome is chock full of ruins you know! i mean, state the obvious, but it really is! you literally cannot take 5 steps without another one popping into view.
i actually know what this building is! it's a monument to the "father of italy", victorini or something along those lines. anyway, it's a huuuuge building made of white marble & i think part of it is a museum/art gallery. i say i think because i visited a vincent van gogh exhibition while i was in rome & i'm fairly sure it was in this building, but i'm becoming less & less sure of that even as i type! the exhibition was incredible, i could just stare at his paintings for hours. luckily starry night wasn't there or i would have had to be dragged out the building!
edit; yeah, so i was wrong. paha, i am such a historical knowledge failure! the van gogh exhibition was in a completely different place, however i do have a valid reason for being confused as this white building was covered in posters for the exhibition.
trevy fountain, of course.
there's a really dorky photo of me throwing a coin over my shoulder here, which i don't think even went in!
buildings in rome are just. so. pretty.
the colosseum, seen from our open-top bus!
the hotel we stayed in was in walking distance from here, although we couldn't actually see it from there which was a bit of a bummer.
i was pretty tired the first day we arrived, so while we waited for my cousin etd to arrive, i did a bit of light reading on our cute little balcony. i don't know if you can see the title, but what i was reading was lolita by vladimir nabokov - which i have now finished.