The second leg of our honeymoon saw us travel to Rome, Italy. Katherine had been before but it was my first time. I went only knowing of the beautiful architecture, rich history and what was included in a travel guide I bought! Nether-the-less I was excited to see everything and take some more photos.
Its worth noting that we went to Rome back at the beginning of August. Trying to remember all the places we visited on each day seems a lot more challenging than I thought. Ill make a note of it when I go to Iceland.
One of the first things I noticed when shooting in Rome was the difference in light. My camera was still set up for St Ives, were although lovely, it was overcast and grey. Rome was bright from the moment we woke up to late into the evening. Luckily when the sun was at the hottest in the middle of the day we were normally in a bar or restaurant. This didn’t mean that for the rest of the day I didn’t have that harsh light source from up above, because I did.
The photo above was taken in Formula Uno Pizzeria. Its located near the student villages behind the Termini (the main train station), its cheap and doesn’t have the touristy vibe likes other places.
As I’ve mentioned, trying to remember what day we went where isn’t easy. What I do remember is that in the day we went to different attractions then in the evenings we would find a nice place to eat and have a few drinks.
One of the best tools to see the different attractions was a map that the concierge at the hotel provided. So with map in hand we headed out with no particular plan.
First stop was walking straight down Via Nazionale and to the Piazza Venezia, where we had our first taste of how many huge buildings there are in Rome.
I am not going to get into too much detail about the places about where we visited, obviously I’ll name them but I wanted this blog to be more about the pictures than the words. Besides, I am not a very good writer.
So here are a few images of the Colosseum. It is massive! If you go I would say to get a tour to go around, you don’t get as much time as if you were on your own but if you are like me and would prefer to be told then read then its well worth it.
This is one of my favourites photographs I took in Rome. It was made B&W in post. I like the way the road and building leads the eye up the road. It was taken on the streets near the Spanish Steps, possibly Via Condotti.
.. and speaking of the Spanish Steps.
We couldn’t leave Rome without seeing the Vatican and St Peters. I would recommend to leave early in the morning to beat the queues. Head to St Peters first, once your in you can buy tickets for a slightly increased price but you do get to skip what can be a several hour wait in the sun for the Vatican Museum.
One thing I like is food! So I couldn’t finish without mentioning another place that Katherine and I went to. We had more euros left than we had expected so we decided to splash out on a nice meal. The friendly concierge recommended a pizzeria named Emma Pizzeria Con Cucina, which is a few roads walk from Campo de Fiori.
Just like St Ives I did take a few photos on the film camera. I aim to get them developed over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully that will be the next post.