Sunday, July 23, 2017

Italy Trip - Vatican city (Mecca of Christianity)

If you come to Rome and not visit Vatican, can you say - you have seen Rome?
Answer is NO.

After spending half a day in St. Peter's Church, clicked these marvelous photos but let's start with the master piece from Michelangelo - Pietà i.e. Mother Mary holding Jesus, after crucifixion.

After climbing 552 stairs to the highest point of dome.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Italy Trip - II

 Typical Italian staple food - Cheese and tomatoes

Trevi Fountain - make a wish

Trajan's Column


Pantheon (Outside and Inside)

Pantheon dome - completed in 126 AD, is still World's largest unreinforced concrete dome

The Apotheosis of St. Agnactius

Sant'Ignazio Church

Ponte Sant'Angelo
 Fiumi Fountains

When friends come over

Lago Del Turano

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Italy trip - Colosseum and around

Like in previous post, i said, this year has started on a good note.

Always wanted to visit Italy esp Rome to see the magnificent architecture and golden history of Roman empire.

After applying for visa, though i have provided them with all necessary documentation, consulate office called for a personal interview. Not that they asked anything different from what was already answered in the documents, i feel they just want to meet personally before issuance of Visa. The only problem at the consulate was the wait in a non-ventilated area for almost 2 hours. There were atleast 20 people in a seating area with no fan/AC/Cooler.

Finally! the happy news - got the VISA.

Now the problem, if you are not a frequent flyer, in booking the night flight is - DATE. For airlines, after midnight date changes but your mind still calculates as previous date.

All said and done. Reached my dream destination - Rome.

Airport tower - 

First Breakfast in Rome - Apple Strudel and Apricot Tart

Arch of Constantine



Wanted to capture the blue sky through Colosseum



Roman Forum

Trajan Column

Piazza Venezia

Marcus Aurelius

Symbol of Rome - She Wolf with Romulus and Remus

Arch of Settimio Severo

Roman Forum

Who says - Mobile was invented in 20th century? Romans have used them 2500 years ago

Beauty is everywhere and when you come across, don't forget to click ;)

My fav pic in Indian restaurant in Rome 

It's not a ice cream, it's full meal