Friday, July 18, 2008

When In Rome...

So, I've been going through our travel photos lately (of which there are many), looking for pictures that I want to print, frame, and hang in our house. As I was looking through them, I thought it may be fun to share some. Here are some from Rome. As most of you know, the first year and a half after Carl and I were married, we lived in Italy, as he was stationed there. We LOVED it, and would love to go back again to visit. Since we only lived about 1 1/2 hrs from Rome by train, we visited often (it was cheap then too). We tried to make the most of our time there, seeing as much as we could of Italy and the surrounding countries.
The above picture is the skyline in Rome. Sorry it's kind of small, it is cropped from another picture.

This is the remaining ruins of what used to be the Roman Forum, back in Ceasar's time. It was the city center of Rome, where everything happened.


This is somethin that is a very recognizable site in Rome, the Colleseum. It is kind of a large symbol of the depravity of the time, or at least that is kind of what I think of when I see it. The things that happened there take my breath away when seeing it in real life.
Here are some guys dressed up outside of the Colleseum, willing to take pictures with any tourists who will give them a tip.


Carl and I are walking Via Appia here, which is the road that Paul was said to have walked when he was in Rome. I am sure it was in a little different condition then. :) It is located on the outskirts of Rome, more in the countryside.








These are some ruins in the countryside along Via Appia. They are not uncommon in Rome, nor in the surrounding countryside of Italy. These ruins and others like it are part of the scenery and ambiance of Italy. Also, they are a part of history for both Italy and the world. As Christians we read a lot about Rome and all that happened there. It was amazing to experience it in real life and think back to what it must have been like then. I am thankful to have seen it now, rather than then.

6 comments:

Josh and Cindee said...

These pictures are great. Thanks for sharing them. I know being a military wife is hard when you have to be seperated for certain periods of time but it also has it's ups allowing you to live in such a beautiful place as Italy! What a wonderful experience!

Amanda said...

Oh Jenny, I have always wanted to go to Rome that is so amazing. You must have so many wonderful memories of all the places you've gone. Hey we don't have internet right now but I will try to keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

Why is that guy standing at attention in the photo?

Jenny said...

Jenny... these pictures are AMAZING! I couldn't stop staring at them...I'm so glad that they're enlargable...I had been meaning to leave a comment for days...but didn't have the time. I really think you should enlarge some and print some for your home. If you want me to brighten and sharpen them a little before printing, I would love to...just email me the full res version...or perhaps I can take if from your blog. All digital images can benefit from a little general sharpening. I SO love the last photo, the ruins! Ohhh... I may just print your photos for my OWN home! Seriously! I would love to see more... the skyscape(?) is amazing too. It's hard to believe that you got to see all that in REAL life...ahhh...sigh...someday. It must have been magnificent, what a wonderful experience that you will always have. Love ya!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

Okay, me again. #1, I am the one who deleted the above comment because it somehow posted twice. #2, I'm not sure what anonymous means...I don't see anyone standing at attention, the "soldiers" nor Carl...but if they look at all like they are at attention, it's probably because people are taking their photo from angles we cannot see. But their stance seems pretty lax to me. ?