Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More pictures from Rome

I did get a page of pictures put together for our one-week trip to Rome. This is the trip I described in the previous post.

 

Looking back at the pictures I feel I'd like to go back, but then I remember when we were there we felt we didn't need to return to Rome. I would not go again in the summer. It was just too hot and crowded. I would guess Rome is usually crowded, but in winter might be less so. The other thing I didn't like was the traffic. There were vehicles everywhere!!  They need to institute a city driving tax to try to reduce the number of vehicles. There isn't enough room for them to park, so they park in the pedestrian crosswalks and intersections. Crossing the streets was difficult. The motor cycles are more annoying than the cars--noisier and in the way of pedestrians more. Unfortunately their subway/underground system isn't that great either. We did ride the two lines that go under the city and that worked out for us some of the time. One line stopped about 6 blocks from our apartment. Walking in the smaller streets was fun, though.

 

We also enjoyed the museums and piazzas and food.  We are on a hunt for paintings by Caravaggio. Rome was a good place to start. We saw 24 there, I think in 6 museums and 3 churches.

 

And we loved the apartment we rented for the week. The page of pictures includes some photos of the apartment and some description.

Here's a link to the page of pictures of Rome.

 

I'm off this afternoon to a family reunion, visit with my mother, High School Class reunion and then a visit with Jim's family. I won't be home again till the 19th. Jim left this morning. He has meetings in St. Paul. I'm driving down to meet him and we'll continue from there.

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