Sunday, 6 February 2011

Homer in Roma - The Sequel

You may remember that last summer I visited Rome with my humans and my Grandma. Well, I thought it was about time that I made another trip to the 'Eternal City'...

Here I am settling into my hotel room. As you can see, I had my own room adjoining my humans' bedroom.

Without further ado, let me show you my sight-seeing photos.

First of all, we stopped by the Trevi Fountain.

The monument behind me is 'Trajan's Column'.

Here's Missus and me in front of the massive Victor Emmanuel Monument.

Me and Dad on 'The Cordonata' steps, which were designed by Michelangelo. I bet 'George the Lad' wishes he was there - he loves steps! (By the way, I really wanted to have a picture of me with 'Flat George the Lad' on the Spanish Steps as part of his world tour. Unfortunately, we couldn't find anywhere to print his picture. Sorry George!)

At the top of 'The Cordonata' is Michelangelo's 'Piazza del Campidoglio'. Here we are standing in front of the statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Wait a minute... didn't he play a big part in the movie 'Gladiator'? I bet he wouldn't like to have a fight with me...

... see what I mean? "I am Homeus Maximus, still a loyal servant to Missus Caesar and much, much better looking than Russell Crowe!"

Sorry, I got carried away. Back to the sight-seeing...

Me and Dad looking down on the Roman Forum.

Isn't it fantastic?

The structure behind us is the 'Arch of Septimius Severus'.

Next, we made our way down to the Pantheon. Here's yours truly and Missus.

Dad wanted to enjoy a quick beer...

...unfortunately, his quick beer lasted a bit longer than expected! We had to take in the Colosseum by night light.

By the time we reached Piazza Navona, I was 'dog-tired'. (But not as grumpy as this art seller.)

I couldn't wait to make it back to my hotel bed. Night - night. Zzzzz...


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How beautiful, Homer!!! Mom hopes to get to Rome one day, wish we could go too and maybe meet you there.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Homer, I remember reading about your adventure to the Eternal City--I also remember how amazed I was at your pictures and enjoyed reading all about it--Reading this post, I feel the same way all over again! :-))

Lorenza said...

Thanks a lot!
As always, your post made me feel that I was there with you all!
All those places are sooo beautiful!
Kisses and hugs

Carol from Down Under said...

Oh Homeus, what a handsome boy you are. My Daughter and Son were visiting the coliseum recently. I wonder if they passed you by on the street? Great photos. Take care, no worries, love Carol.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are such a lucky dog and you are most definitely more handsome than Russell Crowe, Homeus Maximus!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

Loved your picture. Instead of a Gladiator, are you a Goldiator?

Sam said...

We love your vacation pictures! Mom wishes to see those places one day, and she'd love to take us with, but seeing your pictures always makes her smile!


KT and Lady said...

Hi Homer, we sure love your travel pictures and story. Rome is a most interesting place. We like reading and writing about new, exciting places. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

KT and Lady

PeeEss: you make a very handsome gladiator

George the Lad said...

Hey there always next time;)
Quick beer!!, thats no good you have to take your time and taste it.
Homer you look great as Homeus Maximus, and yes you are better looking than Russell Crowe :)
See Yea George xxx

Nan said...

Homer you get all the fun there with your parents. Haven't visited you in quite awhile I see you dropped in on our blog.
Pan and Kalen
Homer Alaska

Asta said...

I loved youw know I got to go to Wome when I was just a young pup..I wish i could have met you thewe.My woom was a lot smallew, but i loved it and it was whewe i became addicted to Gelato
You'we so lucky to live in Italy
smoochie kisses

MargueriteLe said...

Hi Homer !
I think you are as impressive as your name! That is VERY impressive ! Isn`t Homer supposed to have been a great Greek writer and Philosepher ? Doesn`t matter . Please enlighten me : do you wear a special type of lead ? It looks different . Just interesting . Love your Blog ! Enjoy Rome !

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Wow sure do get around! You must be the most travelled dog I know. What amazing sights!
Please would you tell your mum that I say thank you for the Christmas card - I was delighted! They say it's never too late to say thank you!
Sending lotsaluv

Sunshade said...

Oh my doGsh Homer! You are the luckiest and most exotic gentleman that I know to have been to so many places. Places that I can only see in movies and pictures. Love love loved seeing you and your travel diaries!

ps. thank you for the lovely note you left for us, you are a sweetie.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Homer,

You really do get around! I'm so envious of your trip to Rome - my human went there years ago, and your photos reminded her of her time there. We loved seeing you dressed up too.


rottrover said...

You look exhausted! But what a great time!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Homer- long time no woof! How're things? I've missed you!

Looks like you've been having a fabulous time travelling, as usual! Hsin-Yi loved the pictures - reminded her of her trip to Rome! And of course, we LOVE that picture of you in the Gladiator costume so we're pleased to have an excuse to see it again! :-)

Honey the Great Dane