Friday, 29 October 2010

roman holiday

hello everyone!
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.


  1. Everything in Rome looks beautiful, but my favorite photo is the last one of you reading Lolita!
    I'd love to know what you thought of the book :D

  2. Wow it looks amazing! I'd love to go to Rome one day :) x

  3. I went to Rome last year and it was extremely hot!
    Your photos therefore look familiar :)

    And the photo of you reading on the balcony looks lovely!
    Saw the film version of that book =]

    P.s I have a new post :)

  4. AMAZZZZING. I went to Rome quite a few years back and I wish I could've appreciated it more!

    And golly - the Trevvy fountain ALWAYS reminds me of the Lizzie McGuire Movie!


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