Where I talk about Rome (the perfume will be part II).
I never expected to like Rome so much, I always thought Paris was my city. Now it seems I have two cities where I wouldn’t mind living if it weren’t in Zagreb.
It’s so very easy to fall in love with Rome and its smiling citizens, hordes of tourists, local wine, great food, even better desserts, and don’t let me start on the coffee…
Did I mention the weather?! The summer one, with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius?
Not to mention it’s probably heaven if you have an archeological streak, or a Catholic one as each street either has a ruin or a church, or both.
I also finally understood there is a political background to everything anyone with any power does. Walking around St. Peter’s basilica is a testimony to that – making you feel small and insignificant in front of such a monumental shrine to a god you should worship. I could actually feel my religious sentiments waking, luckily it didn’t last long. 😉
Walking around Rome is like walking on a movie set. At least for me. I suppose I saw it in the movies so many times now I walked through it, I couldn’t help but feel like I was a part of one.
One where I spent my days having fun with fellow perfumista. Basically, the best kind of a movie, friends, in a lovely city, smelling many perfumes, enjoying good food and each other’s company. Who wouldn’t want to star in a movie like that?
Ok, no more talk, here are some of the photos.
There is no photo of the Sistine chapel as you are not allowed to take one (which I didn’t see so I got shouted at for trying to take one). And there is also no photo of the leather goods you can buy in Rome (like gloves and a jacket…). 😉
Tagged: Basilica de Santa Maria del Popolo, Leather, Pantheon, Roman forum, Roman holiday, Rome, Sistine Chapel, Spanish Steps, St. Peter's basilica, summer
Such beautiful pictures 🙂 Thanks Ines
Thank you – it’s great having them and re-living the memories through them. 🙂
Rome’s incredible! It must have been something else at the height of its power.
That’s what I’ve been thinking too. 🙂 Oh, how I sometimes wish I could travel back in time…
One day I’ll go to Rome. One day I’ll meet Suzanne. Not necessarily in this order 😉
Thank you for sharing pictures.
Who knows what might come sooner? Although, I think meeting Suzanne should top this short list. 😉
But Rome is really incredible too.
I wondered how well your pictures of St. Peter’s Basilica would turn out, Ines, because of the lighting, but they are beautiful. I also really love your moody shot of the Pantheon. When I want to relive my days in Rome, I’ll come here. ❤
Suzanne, I was wondering the same thing about the basilica and was surprised to see that they were quite all right.
I’ve been reliving those days in Rome quite regularly because the weather is horrible and I long for those lovely summer days…
Sounds like you had a blast together – the photos are great! I have been to Rome a couple of times, and I know just what you mean about its movie set quality, and the religious and political vibe that permeates the city. And how great that you met up with Suzanne again!
Oh, we did have a blast! 🙂 It was incredible actually – and it makes me happy just thinking about it.
Lovely, lovely photos and story. I found myself grinning at your comments about history, catholicism, and the (luckily) short-lived re-awakening of your religious feelings. Then I read, “When the Carabinieri pose, you take a photo” and I laughed out loud. 😀 It’s so true. But the way you put it is simply hilarious! Thank you for taking me back memory lane, Ines! xoxox
Thank you Kafkaesque. 🙂
About Carabinieri, they really did pose! They were trying to look very casual about it but they could see all the people (women 😉 ) snapping photos around.
And since they drive BMWs, I had to take a photo to show my boyfriend (he loves motorcycles).
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