Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Red Sky

These photos were taken shortly after turning off the highway into the Eternal City of Rome. We arrived in the evening, and the sky was afire with beauty. I took the shots from the back seat of my Dad's car.



Hmm, the sky is lovely but is this Rome?



...still waiting




...still waiting



now this is Rome...

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When we initially arrived, I didn't get the feeling that I was in someplace really different. The buildings were normal, the shops were normal...I guessed since I'd been in Italy for awhile I didn't get the WOW effect, and was pretty disappointed. But the disenchantment dissipated as soon as I saw the ancient buildings and architecture....I didn't realize that we had been traveling through the modern parts of Rome earlier... Head to self: "Oh so that's why I thought Rome looked so normal"

Anyway, looking through my photos, I've got loads of what every tourist with a camera has. The same shots of the same buildings, statues, artifacts... The tour guides points and says "now look at this", *snap snap snap*, "now look at that" *shoot shoot shoot*. I didn't really get an opportunity to take photos of anything besides the old run of the mill. A bad bad lly, makes a sad sad me.

Oh well.

6 comments:

  1. Nice. I like the way you captured the sky and the busyness of the street in the 2nd and 3rd photos. Hope all those drivers ahead of you took a moment to enjoy the beauty too.

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  2. Wow beautiful shots! That sunset is really pretty :D I like the second and last shots the best =]

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  3. EXCELLENT photos! The first and last are my favorites. Ha, I've had moments like that where I thought "oh... this is it?" xD But I've never been to Italy, so I imagine I'd be breathtaken if I ever did! I've seen lots of pictures, but I wanna see the real thing, I wanna BE there... maybe one day I will!?

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  4. Rebecca & iLikeToWrite... Thanks. I like taking photos of the sky :)

    Jay... Yes, maybe you will one day. If you want it bad enough, you'll just make it happen.

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  5. I most definitely will. It's on my "list" :D

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