Monthly Archives: July 2013

Walk-about in Rome : Piazza del Popolo to the Pantheon

Join me as our walk-about in Rome continues 🙂   … Below Pincio Hill lies Piazza del Popolo (the People’s Square) which was once a place of festivals and public executions, expanded into an elegant piazza in 1811-23 … There was scaffolding … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : Spanish Steps

On our way to the Spanish Steps from Trevi Fountain   … Piazza Mignanelli  with Colonna dell’immacolata, erected in 1857 to commemorate Pope Pius IX’s doctrine of the Immaculate Conception .. The Spanish Steps … bathed in early morning sunlight and … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : Trevi Fountain

A full day of sightseeing ahead of us… hubby and I were up and about early to make our way to the Trevi Fountain before the crowd One of the side streets off Via delle Quattro Fontane, a street we … Continue reading

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Rip-off for corkage !!

Elaine organised a family luncheon, including Bryan’s parents, on a glorious warm winter’s day today relaxing at The Other Side Restaurant at Monaghan Farm, to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. There was a quite a nip in the air so tables … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : Trajan’s Forum and Markets

Trajan’s Forum and Market as seen from Vittorio Emanuele II Monument – Roman Emperor Trajan, 98 – 117 AD,  began to build his forum in AD 107 to commemorate his conquest of Darcia (Romania).  It consisted of a vast colonnaded open space, … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Rome : Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

Continuing from my last post …. at last I hear you say !! ??  p.s. not the usual travel pics, as is my style …  capturing what I see along the way too 🙂 Without wasting time, hubby and I … Continue reading

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Our Italian adventure begins ..

I’ve been posting photos on my Facebook page, neglecting my blog.  I thought of doing blog posts randomly to avoid boredom to my dear bloggie friends, but I may get into a pickle that way, as I shall be doing my bit-for-the-wedding simultaneously. … Continue reading

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