25 February 2011

A visit to Rome - Part 4

View of Rome

There's a lot to see in Rome so this series ended up longer than I planned! See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

But look what it says here!

We thought this statue had a lot of personality.

Big door, little door

The entrance to the Piazza del Popolo had this great contrast in door size. For reference, the little door on the right is a normal human-sized door.

Piazza del Popolo

The Piazza del Popolo was symmetrical and expansive, with another Egyptian obelisk in the middle of the fountain.

Fountain in Piazza del Popolo

The whole fountain had a bit more of an Egyptian mood.

Nun in Piazza del Popolo

Nuns were a much more common sight in Rome than anywhere else I've ever been.


We retreated up to the Villa Borghese park for the afternoon and saw this pretty bougainvillea on the way.

This brings to a close my retrospective on our holiday in Italy last August. We had a wonderful visit, saw many ancient, and beautiful things, and ate quite a bit of pizza, pasta, and gelato!

You can see all my pictures from Rome in my trip to Italy set.

Photographs and artwork by Allison Gryski. © All rights reserved.