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?
now this is Rome...
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.