Wednesday, 24 August 2011

It wasn't built in a day...

After months and months of saying I would read a certain book, I finally have, and HOW I wish I'd read it sooner - I am talking about Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I never saw the film, or The Da Vinci Code for that matter, but I always knew it would interest me; I went to Rome on a university trip back in 2008 and fell in love with the place - I even had a life plan that would get me back there! Although that plan *may* have changed over the years (and for the better I might add), it is still somewhere I am dying to get back to.

At the time of posting I am about 40 chapters in, (the characters are about to start hunting for the antimatter at the Vatican), and I know there is a deeper meaning to the story but thoughts of my trip to the city keep flooding back to me so I wanted to share a few of my photos with you all.


An inside joke with friends but this is Barberini!
Just a part of the Colosseum

The Roman Forum

Some of the group outside the Colosseum

Myself and Miss Savage on the Victor Emanuel II Monument

At the Mouth of Truth...

The Pantheon

Trevi Fountain by day...

... and by night - beautiful!

The Vatican


Walking along the corridors up to the top

The view from the top of the Vatican

There really is so much more to this beautiful city - the artwork, history, dedication and effort put into each landmark that has sustained for hundreds of years - and so many more sights from The Spanish Steps  to the Sistine Chapel and Angel Bridge. Rome was never really on my 'must go' list but I am so glad I went. Out of the relatively short list of places I have been lucky enough to have gone to, this is definitely in the top 3 (along with LA and amazing NY) - I am counting the days until I get to go again!

6 comments:

  1. Have read both from Dan Brown - really enjoyed them even though I'm not a big reader

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  2. I'm not a massive reader really, unles it's magazines haha! But I think I'm going to like these ones.... Thanks for the comment :)

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