12.8.13

Rome Day 01


When I first looked through my photos of Rome at the end of our first day there I couldn’t wait to edit & share them. We had a great time in Rome. It’s a beautiful city, and despite the summer heat I really enjoyed wandering the streets, coming across alleyway after alleyway, and discovering little details everywhere.

We got up at 2am in the morning to go to the airport, and then finally arrived in Rome around noon. It seemed like we all got sick one after each other, so it was my turn on that first day of travelling. Although I didn’t feel very good at all, I couldn’t resist taking photos (probably even more than usual). It just felt like everything was different, everything needed to be captured - every detail, all the colours, etc.


Before we went I didn’t feel quite as excited about Rome as I did about Paris - that totally changed once we got there! Rome really is amazing, especially if you’ve never been. It is so different compared to London or most other cities I’ve seen. It’s just what I imagine Italy to be like - tiny streets, cobbled stones, clothes hanging out of the windows, loads of scooters, TV antennas on the rooftops, little street cafes and bars, crazy drivers, old buildings, wine, gelato and pasta, … It felt like everything is the same, and at the same time everything is different. Just like it seemed that nothing really fits together, but at the same time it all fits together perfectly. All this is just my personal impression, it might feel different again to you. I still can’t quite get over how much I loved Rome.

Anyway, we saw a lot on our first day in Rome. We left out AirBnB apartment (which was just around the corner from the Colosseum) with the only intention of finding an ATM and getting some food. And we ended up walking through half the city, got Pizza, went past the Spanish Steps, then ended up in the Villa Borghese Gardens which are up a bit higher so we could overlook the city.

Seeing that Rome is actually a really beautiful city made me realise how powerful our minds are, and how they (+ the thoughts they create) can influence a situation either way. I had never seen Rome before but had already preconceived what it might be like. It made me realise that I should be more open towards new places and things.



7 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, and wise words about not having pre-conceived ideas about places or people, or anything really :) x

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  2. Wow, Rome looks so beautiful!
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  3. Beautiful set of photos, Helena! Though it's been a while since I've been to Rome, I do remember seeing it similarly. Enjoyed seeing the photos of the alleyways, the windows and the little details that are the loveliest to observe...especially in Rome (or any other part of Europe really!)

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    1. Thank you, Tana! Glad I'm not the only one being fascinated by all the little details - must have been a bit annoying for everyone else though, that I always stopped to take pictures of everything ;)

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  4. i'm so happy you loved rome! when we went we always ended up walking tons more than we expected, basically crossing the city every time we went out to get coffee or a glass of water, hehe.
    these pictures are beautiful! next time, we should go together because i too stopped every second to take pictures of every single little detail and had my entire family waiting for me, oops...

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    1. Haha, all that sounds very familiar! ;) I'd love to go again some day - maybe not in summer, though (was just a little bit too hot for me) - spring or autumn could be nice :)

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