Sunday, November 4, 2012

Leaving Rome...

After our whirlwind tour of Rome, Greg and I made our way to the Rome train station to meet our friends to go on to Naples and then to the villa we rented.  

At the Rome train station, this lovely dog stood at attention.  Clearly he was waiting for someone.  Isn't he beautiful?


I have to say that I am jealous of the train system in Europe.  What a civilized way to travel!  I can understand why it is not necessarily cost effective to have such a system in the USA, but I sure wish that weren't so.  We got to Naples feeling relaxed and ready for the next phase of our travel.  I don't have a lot of pics of Naples itself because we didn't spend any time there, but I did take a few out the window of the van we were traveling in.  I kind of like this one because I like the blue and white colors scheme.  And the fact that Bar means Bar in Italian as well as English.



And here is my first real glimpse of the whole of Mt. Vesuvius.


As we traveled along the winding narrow streets to the villa, I saw about a gazillions things I wanted to take pics of.  I had to satisfy myself with just clicking here and there out of the window, which means I didn't get much of anything worth saving.  But I do like this one of the gates.


In the next couple of days, I hope to get to the photos I took of the villa.  What a place!  


13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd shot is beautiful with the roiling clouds to the side. and the gate and stairs are pretty, too! beautiful, astute dog.

Nicki said...

Your Mt. Vesuvius shot is stunning and the gated steps with stone wall, so romantic. There is something about 'old' architecture that hints of many stories and your imagination can run endlessly making them up.

Pamela Gordon said...

Love the photo of the rusty iron gate and stairwell. It's difficult to get photos when driving in a city. I've tried. :) I agree with you about the rail system in Europe. I've never experienced it but have seen it in movies. We just lost our passenger rail system in the Maritimes (eastern Canada) so now there's no connection to Montreal and on west. It's quite pitiful really. Such a vast country as is the USA.

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I love the second and third photos! The blue in the second one is very nice. That's a handsome looking dog!

MEcoy said...

third was freaking awesome Barbara as well as the fourth cool as ever

Sandra said...

love the staircase shot. that dog looks like a miniature German Shepherd. no clue what he is but beautiful...

Tricia Hays said...

What a trip that would be! Mt Vesuvius! WoW!
Anxious to see more pics... was you able to drive the countryside? Get any pics? I hear it's absolutely gorgeous! =)

Nancy Claeys said...

I love the ornate gate and rustic bricks. Beautiful.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you very much for this interesting journey. Yes, like the second image as well much. Please have a good Tuesday.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Catching up myself on blog reading, Barbara, so I do understand how one can fall behind. Glad to read that you had a wonderful Roman holiday and also of the successful knee surgery. Looking forward to more photos of the villa too.

Juliana said...

pure satisfaction! the last pic is very nice! Interesting to see more photos!!!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Debbie said...

in the small thumbnail pictures, i thought your suitcases were red gas cans....can you see where my mind has been lately!!

i adore that last image, it's just gorgeous!!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!