Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wandering in Rome...




Thirty+ years ago I had the good fortune to travel 
to Europe on my own...
one of my stops was Rome...where I searched out Bernini's sculpture...
The Ecstasy of Santa Theresa...
When I was in college, I started out as an art major 
(I changed my major a couple of times!)
and was mesmerized by this sculpture in my art history class...
When we were in Rome in the fall, one of my goals was to find this church again...
If you're planning a visit to Rome...be sure to visit 
the Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria.



This sunburst style is a frequent theme in Bernini's altars...


Since when did they start using electric candles???


It's no wonder these churches usually took hundreds of years to complete...
just look at the detail!!!


 When in Rome you have to visit the colosseum...
I think it's a law or something!!!


After the colosseum...a little wine...a little pasta...a little more wine...
(my apologies to TheChief...I didn't mean to cut you in half darlin'!)


Tiffany made friends with MoMo...our fabulous waiter!!!


7 comments:

  1. Was certainly a very beautiful and interesting trip !

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  2. Beautiful images of a lovely time in Rome!

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  3. Rome is one of the most interesting cities in the world.Full of history, art all based on religion. You have made a beautiful post about your visit to this holy city.
    Thanks for your comment on the abdication of Queen Beatrix.

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  4. Love all your photos..What a trip..........

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  5. Great compositions! The 4th shot is amazing and it deserves being enlarged.

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  6. Now, these are stunning images and beautiful night shots!

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  7. Thanks for letting me tag along in a virtual tour! Lovely shots and it looks like a wonderful time for all.

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