Saturday, January 10, 2009

Postcard from Rome

I spent an entire morning at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine today. What an amazing site! Am heading to Florence tomorrow morning.

Am missing regular internet access. This is the first time in over a year that I am not online every couple of hours every day.

What about you?

28 comments:

Paz said...

Lovely, lovely photos from Rome. Have fun in Florence!

Paz

marley said...

Wow, that is impressive. I'd love to see it myself one day.

Vogon Poet said...

Ming, after welcoming you in Italy I'm glad to welcome you in Tuscany...

valeria said...

The colosseum is really impressive...wow.
We're leaving tomorrow for Tuscany! Funny, we'll be really close to you when we'll pass near Florence driving to Argentario which is halfway between Florence and Rome, on the sea. I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I was there... I wish I had a digital camera back then...

Anonymous said...

Ming, not bad to have sometimes a breack. Better enjoying your holiday and forgiving internet,could'nt you or are you an addict globber?
Enjoy living in the....Past Story....without computer.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Colosseum and the other Roman ruins is indeed spectacular, but you are headed to an even better part of Italy tomorrow. If at all possible, stop in Siena on your way to Florence, or take a side trip to Siena from Florence. It is like Florence used to be 400 years ago. Its cathedral is the most beautiful I have seen in six trip to Italy, in my opinion.

And don't worry about checking the website while you are gone. Everyone will understand. And if you arre addicted to your blog, next trip get a Blackberry with an international calling plan, so you can check your blog from anywhere.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is a great shot! I wish I were there!
It's nice to take a break from the internet I think, even if it's forced.

Chuck Pefley said...

Hi Ming,
Looks like you paid the admission fee for entrance :)

Did you get to the gelateria I suggested?

I would second the recommendation to visit Sienna if at all possible and if you're lucky the inlaid floor of the cathedral will be uncovered. While you're there go to the church museum and make the trek to the roof for a glorious view of the piazza and rooftops below.

Buon fortuna!

The Stiletto Effect said...

I think Rome is a very beautiful and historical city! I like it very much :)
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Su

Hilda said...

I only keep seeing photos of the exterior so thank you for this. It's awesome! I didn't realize that some of the awning? roof? of the stands still survive.

I've gone without internet access for only a couple of days. I think that's the longest my husband and I can handle it, then we both start getting withdrawal symptoms :D

Alexa said...

Another great shot, Ming!
Have a terrific time in Florence—I go pretty much every year, so I'm e-mailing you the names of some super restaurants there.
When I was in Italy last year, I didn't go online for two weeks! Can you say . . . withdrawal??

Virginia said...

Lovely capture. Sometimes no internet means you get to spend your time concentrating on the beauty before you.

Susu said...

Maybe a little "detox" from the wonders of the www can do you some good;) Even though I'm the first one to take enormous pleasure in popping onto your site. Relax and enjoy my friend - you've deserved it!

laila said...

Victoria Beckham was there on the 10th Jan too. LOL, did you see her and her kids?

Cool photo by the way, so jealous that you can see this historic place, it looks breath-taking in photo.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Sounds silly but did you encounter and kind of ghosts while at the Colosseum?

L.Shaw said...

That's beautiful!

Are you able to post from your iPhone?

Shammickite said...

Ming, I know you are going to have a wonderful time in Italy, and you've already posted a couple of great photos! I know there will be many more to come. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
I've never been to Italy, but maybe one day.....

Jilly said...

You are seeing some spectacular sights Ming - thanks for sharing them. I hope you are eating wonderful Italian food too!

teahouse said...

Oooh, awesome! We were there in July on our honeymoon. So glad you're enjoying it; it's such a phenomenal city.

Belinda said...

Thanks for sharing your Roman pics with us - it's an amazing city isn't it? So much history, it's almost overwhelming!

Enjoy Firenze - hope you have a chance to check out David :o)

Ann said...

Lucky, lucky you. Enjoy Florence.

Janice said...

very nice shot.. i often see my friends take an overview of the colosseum. It's nice to zoom in and take just a section of it. Gives it a different feel. what are those dark things on the wall? are they moss?

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Wowsers! Now that's quite a sight! Bet you're enjoying this so-o-o-o-o much.

Be safe and keep posting cool pics.

Thinking Fool said...

Wow. That's purty, Ming. :)

missy said...

Beautiful photo, it's the ultimate place to go in Rome! I want to go, just think of the things that went on there!

maryt/theteach said...

All these shots of Rome are wonderful! Especially the Rape of the Sabine Women, a really well-know sculpture! Thanks for sharing all these shots from Italy. I was there years ago! I'm glad I found your blog. Will be back to visit often! :)

claire said...

nice pic!!
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