to rome, with love - travel photographer

anyone who knows me even a WEE bit know i LOVE italy.

i have only stayed 6 hours in rome, though, if you can imagine! but i took as many photos of rome as my 5D could take, let me tell you.

here is 6 hours in rome through my lens…

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 me, driving into roma and seeing roma first by car…

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the old wall that rome was built inside of…cool. :)

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for the record - i went to HARRY’S BAR in venice a few days prior..thats why the shot :)

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there is something about the italian flag that makes my heart flutter.. :)

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the INFAMOUS colleseum…. *swoon*

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this is me saying goodbye to my amazing italian friends who are now family, max and cristiana…soon friends, we will meet again!!  

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next was our little hotel we stayed and it’s hood”…our place was Casa Cleo…quaint and simple. exactly what one needs for a quick stop over in roma! :) the old elevator was sketchy..so i took the stairs.. :)

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this was at the end of my FOLLOW YOUR HEART…to ITALY tour in 2010 so my parents and the rest of the ladies were with us in rome and then going our seperate ways… we decided to have a bite to eat in our neighborhood…

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and then began the photo wandering…like seriously..photo wandering in rome. no big deal. ;)

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first sight we saw - the collesium during the day. boy was it ever grand!20101106_IT-0040.jpg

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oh hi! :)

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i know i know…so many photos… but it was THAT amazing!!! :)

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we then made our way to the ruins, the roman forum… WOW…as in. :)


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then we walked about an area i have NO clue what it was…wait..let me look on a map…i’ll be right back…………………………………………………..Monument of the Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome! it was really awesome around there… :)

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then we went back towards the colleseum to get some night shots…but first night shots around the roman forum!

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and then…we saw her from the distance..standing so tall…and so beautiful….

 

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ok and onwards we went! we  had things to see! we had the trevi fountain and the pantheon on our list yet…off on foot we set thru the streets of rome… i HEART wandering!!!!!!

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to be able to describe what i saw as i turned the corner to see trevi fountain is hard to do…the amount of people around this MASSIVE fountain was overwhelming!! and yes, i remembered to throw a coin in it - i will be back to italy! :)

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and then onwards we went…to find the pantheon! we found other beautiful places along the way…

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i’m not sure why exactly but i was looking forward to see the pantheon the most…it was like a first date sort of feeling in my stomach…i was suuuuuuuuuuuper excited! maybe cuz it’s the oldest standing building inthe world?!? anyhow… the moment i saw her, i literally had to sit and take it all in before i began shooting her… <3 she was even lovely with the scaffolding on the one side..however it was a little more difficult to get a “winning shot” of her. i guess i shall go back ;)

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the piazza or square where she lives..

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by this time, all the walking made us pretty tired but mostly hungry…to find food was next on the list…

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an incredible mother teresa display…it reminded me of my sisterinlaw so i had to shoot it…thinking of her, even in italy <3

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our map of where we went in 6 hours… :)

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and of course….caprese!

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this was the amazing group of us who experienced italy together, all for the very first time. i love these peeps…forever and for always! :)  

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oh! and who can go to rome and not come home with souvenirs? ;)

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love what you see? come with me this coming APRIL to italy! details here! FOLLOW YOUR HEART blog

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