Thursday, April 03, 2008

Roman Holiday (part one of three)

I have finally uploaded some pics from our awesome week in Rome and thought I'd share a few with you all! The last time we were in Rome Jewel was six months old and I had thrown out my back the morning we left. Needless to say, my memories of Rome were not completely wonderful. So I could not wait to go back and *truly* experience it!

Our first day we spent in the rain, going to St. Peter's and to the Sistine Chapel. When I say in the rain, that is literal. We waited in the queue outside St. Peter's for 40 minutes, and in the queue for the Sistine Chapel for over an hour!

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But the sites are amazing! One of my favorite Michelangelo sculptures is his Pieta, so this was awesome to see.


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The architecture is incredible. The dome is beautiful. Not being Catholic, the importance of the Vatican is only historical and political to me. But, many of my friends are Catholic and I know that this is somewhat of a spiritual home. So, while there, standing under the dome, I was able to say prayers for Nicola and Olive and Maria and thank God that their faith impacts my life.


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shhhh...cameras aren't allowed

The next day, the sun came out! Yay! We spent the day at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Here are a few pics of that day...

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the girls were most excited about walking on the Roman road after studying it at school!



That's just days one and two! More to come...

1 comment:

Pixilated Mum said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous, MiPa. So beautiful!

We went to Rome in 1996 and your pictures brought back all sorts of memories. We, too, threw coins in the Trevi Fountain, so we're heading back someday.

Being a Catholic friend, I really liked the pictures of the Vatican, too, for it reminded me of when we celebrated Mass at St. Peter's. :D

And I was utterly touched by the fact that you prayed for me there.
(((((((((((((hugs to you))))))))))

Blessings,
Maria