Thursday, 31 May 2012

Roman Holiday

You know I do think Rome has to be one of the most beautiful cities
in the world, or maybe I just need to see more!!!!!
What ever your opinion on this one Rome is very beautiful.

Apart from all the amazing touristy places that I have an abundance of pics to show you,
the city streets themselves are quite something to see.
I don't think I've ever been in a place where there is beauty around each & ever corner.
The colors, the age, the oldness & newness, the buildings & lil cafes....just a wonderful feast for the eyes
& your senses.

I've got to get me one of these, not in Rome though, I'd be terrified...crazy drivers!!!!
Third one in I think, shiney crimson red...oh yeah.

This was my first sight of Rome three years ago, I came out of the train station to see this in all
 its glory in front of me, breath taking, a photograph simply cannot do it justice
Remember Gladiator........"You should see the Colosseum Spaniard, 100,000 Romans"
Well I was blown away,  being there where so many were sent to their deaths was a strange 
feeling...... fascinating too!!!!
But the sheer size of it...........Oh my!!!!!

The Arch of Constantine

Trevi Fountain one of my fav places in the city

The Pantheon, I believe it is the oldest building in Rome, please correct me if I'm wrong

Amazing domed ceiling, I could have spent hours in here Then outside 
sat & drank cappuccino at one of the many very Italian cafes.

Bliss.....I really loved just walking in this city, so 
full of rich history.

Will show you some more tomorrow, don't want to overkill on
one post!!!
Do we look happy????

Have to say though I'm glad to be home, have missed my hook & sewing machine & can't wait to 
start into a few new projects.
Have to catch up with all your lovely blogs too, have missed all the beautiful 
inspiration you all bring.
See you tomorrow with some pics of Ostia
Have a sweet evening
Lots of love Karen xx


  1. Hello Karen...Such a lovely post!...My daughter has a friend who lives in Rome not far from the Colosseum and I am in awe of the whole city...Looking at your wonderful photographs I recognise some of the places Ashley has been lucky enough to visit too and it has made me recall our conversations about this amazing city...Yes, you do look happy indeed....Oh,I've heard about those crazy drivers too!
    Susan x

  2. What beautiful pictures and yes you do look happy!!!!!!

    Luv Jane XX

  3. Wow...beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing your holiday photos with us!


  4. Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing photos!! You do look so happy! Welcome home xoxo Debbie

  5. What fun to see all these beautiful pics. I'll look at as many as you can post! Lovely!! You both look very happy and YOU are very pretty!!

  6. the architecture is fascinating! My mother has been.

  7. Wow hon it looks as if you've had a fabulous time! Your photos are stunning and I am more than a little jealous being stuck at the bottom of the world - so far away from all the beauty of Europe. I visited Rome when I was in my 20s and loved it so much. I made my wish at Trevi Fountain that I'd return - so now I'm just waiting to win Lotto so my wish can come true!!!!

    Have a fab weekend. Can't wait to see the next batch of pics!!!

  8. Hi Karen,
    Looks like you had a wonderful trip....Rome is on my list of dream trips.

    Hope you enjoy the jubilee weekend and your crafty projects.

    Fleur xx

  9. Wow it looks like such an amazing place, can't wait to see the next batch!

  10. Wow, what an amazing place. All those people though!!

  11. Hi Karen. Welcome home. I so loved Rome. The sheer age of it all was truly amazing to me. The city walls, the churches, the museums, the cafes, Trevi Fountain, all of it...just fabulous. The hotel we stayed at in Rome had these fabulous frozen lemon confections that my Mom and I would love to get and then go rest our tired feet in bed while slurping these luscious lemon treats.
    Glad you had fun!!!
    XO Kris

  12. Hi mommy i just loved our holiday even though i missed home soooo much
    It was fabulous the pizzas,ice cream ,trevi fountain , colousum ,the pool and the shopping center it was lovely
    Ella xxxx