30 September, 2008

More Rome Photos

As promised here are more Rome photos...

This is just as we are sitting at dinner one evening and all the lights from the candle and also the street lamps were reflected. I thought "try something a little bit creative" and I think it has come out OK actually.


At Piazza Navona


We stumbled across this one day as we were walking around probably on that first day still actually, and then thought we must come back here for dinner one evening. This whole piazza was surrounded by restaurants and ice cream places and in the middle all those artists trying to sell their paintings.

Fontana di Trevi

The Trevi Fountain at night... at the bottom of the picture you can just about see people's hands as they are throwing coins into the fountain over their shoulders. Apparently you have to throw in 3 coins, the first is so you will come back to Rome, the second so an Italian will fall in love with you and the third is for charity. The clear out the coins at the bottom of the fountain every so often and actually donate the money to a charity. I only threw in one coin so I come back to Rome some day...

Here is another the view we had another evening having dinner right across the piazza from the Pantheon


After dinner we walked around the piazza for a bit, had some really yummy ice cream and then took some more photos of the outside of the Pantheon. I loved the warm light all the street lamps created.


Neil loved the Pantheon so much he needed to hug one of the columns


and then we thought that playing with the camera's shutter speed would be fun...


this would have been a nice photo had my leg not been in the way


And this is it once again for this post. I will put up the rest of the photos in another post, as they are mostly from the last day when we went on a tour on one of those hop on hop off busses. But now I need to get ready to go to uni. We have all the new first year students registering, which will be a lot of people. the new incoming class for just psychology (which includes some other degrees such as animal behaviour, and a few joint courses with Biology and Education and Sport Science) is about 250 students. But this is always a good way to get to know them a little bit on the first day and make sure they are not too scared.

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