Rome, July 4th, 6th, 14th and 15th, 2007

as part of our cruise and with Carolyn



On the train to Rome from Civitavecchia

Rome

cars

busy

independence piazza




Piazza of venezia


cool water

Roman soldiers





Roman soldier

Going up the stairs

to have a view

of the Roman forum

that in 10 days

I'll see again with carolyn


Piazza Navona

We walked a long way

nice restaurants

beautiful fountains

artists on demand

It's my birthday!


and I'm having a good time:)

The Pantheon

Having a great lunch

what could be better

for someone's

July 4th birthday?

Keep on walking


cute cat






Book market









Irene calls me at the Spanish steps. I'm holding my present.





I'm happy




another Roman.

In the subway

Returning to our ship

still anchored in Civitavecchia

busy subway

Back in Rome on July 6th



Saint Peter Basilicum

and its Piazza

We'll be back here

in 8 days with care



Taking a bus soon

to the jewish guetto




walking from the bus

into the ghetto

tiny ghetto


ruins here too


This is me

It's our anniversary

so we are looking for a restaurant

to eat

and celebrate

and we found it

in this busy one

on the sidewalk

Here is Joel

Now walking to the

Colloseium


going through

a neat quarter

and back at the Piazza of venezia

me again

hot day

long walk

we are about there

more Roman soldiers

guarding





this is the Forum of some other

Cesar

lots of ruins

found everyday





Here it is




but we are not waiting in line

This we leave for me and Care

to do in 9 days


just walking back

through the racing circus

toward our meeting place

at the basilicum

not before we see some neat

areas



crossing the river again




going through an old area

that I visited already

a year and a half ago

during my conference here


we are resting from the sun heat

with a cold beer











John Cabot University

American university, where the conference took place

back at the river again

going down the stairs to the quai

much nicer here

cooler

and quieter



graphitties

back up again







Back at the basilicum

going to visit the Cathedral

Inside the cathedral








the dome




The swiss guards

10 days later with Carolyn

with Dad

with Mom

in the Vatican city

going through the lines

to see the museum

of the Vatican

and the famous chapel








but the way is long

till we get there























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Finally

we get to

the Sistine Chapel


The exit famous stairs

from both directions

and out we go


We take the subway to

Piazza di popolo

beautiful place of the people

loving

snuggling

content



fake brand names

vis a vis real brands

of purses


we just walk

and look for a cafe

so we can view the people

passing









Harry Potter store


our Stella hotel

above a bar

dinner in a pizza restaurant

in our street

nice neighborhood

last night with dad


Next morning the 2 of us

take the tour bus

and listen

















we get off the bus at

Piazza Venezia

and walk

all the way

toward the Colloseium

On the way

we see another forum




and tourist center


we sign up

for a tour

of the Collesium

faster

supposedly

hot day none the less



we learn some

about the roman

way of life







it is a fun day

even if hot


we look in

and out
The rest of Rome pictures are at this location