Friday, May 22, 2009


Rome wasn’t built in a day, but we tried to see all of it in one of them. This is how far we got before the ship set sail: the Colosseum, the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter-in-Chains with Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses and an incredible lunch with a wine tasting instruction from the non-Italian but still adorable Shawn (AND I think I finally discovered the best caprese salad – too bad it’s so far from home). BIG DAY!!! Those Romans know what they’re doing. We walked through buildings that were TWO THOUSAND years old. It’s unbelievable that so, so long ago architects and artists had so much wisdom and strength and inspiration and insight that we are still trying to live by today. We saw some incredible sculptures by Michelangelo (we saw his tomb yesterday in Florence) and so many others using all different colors of marble. The churches were all so beautiful and significant. St. Peter’s even had rays of sun pouring in through the domes in the ceiling right next to the Pope’s living quarters – maybe it was God!! Shawn and I were in Rome 24 years ago and I don’t remember much (it was pre-blogging!) so I tried to take every detail of our one little day in today. Hopefully, in 24 more years, I’ll remember it!

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