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

Sant'Eustachio

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


Colosseum 


Message



Wanted to capture the blue sky through Colosseum


Now


Original


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