Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Home from the hills…


We lit out for Italy on October 3, driving down to Kennedy Airport in NYC so that we could take a direct flight there.  Flying all night with no sleep is not the most fun thing in the world to do, I will admit, but everything was on time and there were only a few bumps in the sky road.
 
Our transport was there as promised to pick us up at the Rome Airport and to take us to the hotel that we booked a couple months ago.  But…surprise!  The hotel was overbooked and we had no room.  They arranged to have us taken to another hotel in the same area for a night until our room became available the next night.

Long story short, it all worked out.  Our stand-in hotel was run by two women who didn’t seem to speak any English but both were enthusiastic enough and we finally got settled.  The only way we know how to deal with jet lag is to sleep a couple hours.  So that’s what we did.  Then we got up and started roaming around Rome.  Here are a few things we saw the first day…

We are at the top of the Spanish Steps looking down.  It seems that this area is always crowded with people.  If it’s like this in October, I can’t imagine the crowds in June.  Still the people were congenial and the light was fantastic.





A proud Italian pigeon.


After we had a delightful dinner, we strolled through the shopping district.  I was rather taken by these purses but decided that it wouldn’t be prudent to purchase something that didn’t go with a thing that I had packed.  But I did really like the knitted mug and tea cosies.  Note to Carrie:  There’s an idea for your next knitting project.



Ciao from the Spanish Steps!



14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

welcome back to the US! checked your blog the other day to make certain you were 'tripping' and nothing else was going on. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Great lighting in your photos. I imagine your trip was just fantastic. I hope you show us more pics. :)

Rohrerbot said...

How fun!!! This looks like it was a great time. More pics please:)

Nancy Claeys said...

I suppose it's easier to go without sleep if you are excited about where you are going! Beautiful captures Barb. xo

kat from ky. said...

Thank you! Just beautiful. Hope you are feeling better!

kat from ky. said...

Thank you! Just beautiful. Hope you are feeling better!

Sharon M said...

Looks fun!

Sandra said...

welcome back, these are great shots, i love the people shadows in the first one and the purses are beautiful and oh so colorful.

Brian King said...

Glad you enjoyed Italy! The view in the first shot is really nice! It's good to know the pigeons in Italy are just as proud as they are here! :-) I hope we'll be seeing more photos!

MEcoy said...

what a wonderful lanscape barbara

Nicki said...

That is gorgeous light and some how, some way I would have found something to go with that purse - beautiful!

Debbie said...

i missed you barb and i am happy you are back!!

gorgeous images, i adore the last one!!

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this nice journey and great impressions. Never been there. Please have a good Thursday.

Stratoz said...

That first photo really made me smile.