Yes, I know it has been almost a month since we arrived home here in Lake Jackson but time flew and the post for our last days in Italy had to wait. Finally here it is- do I hear a drum roll?- probably not because in order to really experience what we saw in Rome, you’d have to go experience it yourself. Pictures cannot do it justice even if you are a professional photographer. The places we visited leave you with a certain feeling that cannot be described properly with mere words. Maybe if you speak one of the romantic languages and I don’t. My Texas accent tends to slaughter the French and Italian languages and my German is quite laughable I’ve been told.
So please forgive the quality of photographs and try to visit Rome one day. My suggestion is to take at least a week and savor the city slowly because there is a lot more to it than beautiful old churches and museums. It isn’t just the fabulous food, shopping, or exciting hustle and bustle either though all of that adds to Rome’s ambiance. I do know that Kris and I will go back to knock about the streets of Rome late at night when all the other tourists are tucked into their beds and the city streets are as close to empty as they’ll ever be.
We roamed the streets in our neighborhood at night, discovered quaint little alley streets, and incredible old ruins by the Roman Forum that are still in the process of being excavated. When we were overwhelmed and disoriented in the late night darkness, we came across a friendly Italian policeman that gave us directions out of the dark shadows of half broken, ancient statues gleaming in the ghostly moonlight. On our evening strolls, we spotted young lovers lingering under the canopies of trees and passed others lost in deep conversations leaning against old Doric columns. These memories are some of my favorite of Rome.
Kris and I intend on another post or two regarding our impressions on our first time in Europe but it may be another week or two. If you are interested, be patient. And…we just learned a few days ago that we will be traveling back to the Netherlands and Germany soon. The tentative schedule looks like it may be over the Christmas holiday for a few weeks and then sometime next year again. I have to say that I am tickled pink. Maybe we will get to see those pink cows. I’ll keep you posted!
Till next time,