Remembering the Sun

Sitting at the computer, looking out of the window at the gloomy day with the rain falling down, I sit back and remember those beautiful sunny days spent in Rome. So to cheer myself up I took a look at the shots from our time in Rome with Baz & Mrs Baz.

There are so many shots that I have never posted, so I thought I would post some to cheer everyone up, and remind us that summer will eventually come, and we will be returning to Rome in August.

The man with the long hair
The man with the long hair

I remember the first time Baz and I visited the Colosseum, which is where these four shots were taken. I was amazed at how many people were there from all walks of life, and from all the countries of the world.

It was as if the girl below had heard something she found so distasteful or had smelled something nasty.

Heard something unpleasant?
Heard something unpleasant?

This woman was trying to sort out a tour of the Colosseum with one of the agents. If you arrange a tour with them you get to jump the very long queue.

You'll take us for a tour?
You’ll take us for a tour?

There were certainly loads of pretty girls around the Colosseum, and these two were no exception. The other thing you notice is the searing heat with hardly anywhere to shelter. Oh how different to the UK at this moment.

I'd rather look at the Colosseum
I’d rather look at the Colosseum

On Sundays, the Via dei Fori Imperiali is closed to traffic, but it is still funny to watch so many people walking along the pavements and not going onto the road, but this girl took advantage of it. She was also sensible carrying water with her.

Sun on her shoulders
Sun on her shoulders

I smiled at this shot of such an attractive woman on the Via San Pietro in Carcere as Baz is there in the background. I don’t know if he got a shot.

Watching a Beauty
Watching a Beauty

This woman leaning against a pillar in the Palazzo dei Conservatori looked so stern. I don’t know if it was because I was taking a shot of her, or that the man who was with her had not returned as I had seen him in the square with his camera.

Stern
Stern

We stopped for a bite to eat and something to drink at a cafe on the Via del Teatro di Marcello. We always had our cameras close at hand and I couldn’t miss this shot of such a pretty girl at another table.

Over the Shoulder
Over the Shoulder

When we left the cafe, we both spotted this man on Via del Teatro di Marcello. I know Baz has posted a shot of him as he did it whilst we were still there. I thought I would give it a bit of time before I posted a similar one. I think this is long enough.

Light in his beard
Light in his beard

The Fontana di Trevi was surrounded by scaffolding and hoarding, but as you can see there were plenty of other beautiful things to look at.

Devil
Devil

This is the girl that I used as the Feature for the post. She walked up to the fountain on the Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon, and just sort of stood there, whilst her friend took a shot, then burst into this pose.
The Trouble Maker Posing
The Trouble Maker Posing

The bases of the pillars of the Pantheon are full of people sitting and taking a breather and resting in the shade. I smiled at this little girl who looks as though she is stretching around to watch the woman drinking, but is actually stretching to look passed her

Getting Cool
Getting Cool

I shot this across the road on the Via del Corso. I don’t know which is holding up which.

Holding up the Lamp Post
Holding up the Lamp Post

It is great to look back through these shots as I get that feeling of warmth. I am really looking forward to returning to Rome in August to enjoy that sunshine, get more shots and visit new areas of Rome, but the thing I am most looking forward to, is seeing and spending time with my great mate Baz and Mrs Baz.

My Mate Baz
My Mate Baz

One thought on “Remembering the Sun

  1. So many wonderful shots. They really do get me excited for the warmer weather to come. The idea of shedding all of those layers of clothing and heavy coats is a very happy thought.

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