Monday, 14 February 2011

Roma (Without Homer)

Remember in my last post I told you about my recent visit to Rome? Well, Missus took a number of photographs in which Yours Truly wasn't in the picture. Here's a few of them...

The facade of the Pantheon.

Next, some shots from inside the Vatican Museum...

This is the 'Sphere within Sphere' by Arnaldo Pomodoro.

And here's a close-up.

The head from a statue of Caesar Augustus.

Looking up into one of the cupolas within the museum.

An extravagantly painted ceiling.

This elaborate ceiling stretches along the corridor of the Gallery of Maps.

Look at the magnificent detail!

The famous painting: 'School of Athens' by Raphael. Missus loves this work.

A little 'perspective'!

Next, St. Peter's Square...

This is the Square at twilight.

The cloisters surrounding the Square...

... and a view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Square.

On the way to the Basilica is the Bronze Door with one of the Swiss Guards on duty.

Inside St. Peter's Basilica.

The cathedral was massive and very booti-ful.

Next stop...

...the Colosseum by night.

This picture has Capitoline Hill in the distance.

And finally, Piazza Navona.

That's all from Rome, but we stopped-off in another city afterwards. I'll tell you all about my time there later.

For now, Happy Valentine's Day.


Thor said...

Thanks for sharing Roma with us, Homer! Great pictures! You all sure had a great time!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sheila and Bob said...

Enjoyed your travel photos.
Happy Valentines Day to you.

Hamish & Sophie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, your Mom took some fantastic photos, such a beautiful city.

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Homer.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...

Thank you fow those bootiful pictoowes
They bwing back such wondewful memowies
I hope you have a most special loing Valentine's day..You look so handsome wif that heawt
smoochie kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

How awesome to be able to see Rome in person!
Happy Valentine's day, Homer!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

George the Lad said...

Beautiful place.
Happy Valentine's Homer
See Yea George xxx

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow - what stunning pictures!

Homer - I have a question for you - we're always curious: what happens when you're travelling and your humans want to visit some place that doesn't allow doggies? I know Italy is very dog-friendly and most places allow doggies but there must be some places like museums that don't let doggies in. We always looked at your photos and wondered what you & your humans do in those situations? Do you just wait outside??

Honey the Great Dane
ps. great Valentine photo!!

Sam said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Nice pictures, but we were missing a certain Golden mug in them...


rottrover said...

Beautiful photos, Homer. Thanks for sharing them with us. And you are a very handsome Valentine!!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Gorgeous photos, although we like the "with" Homer the best -- especially the gladiator outfit! Stylish dog show in the earlier post! Bet you could win the agilities.

Jed & Abby

KT and Lady said...

Rome is beautiful Homer, but not as handsome as you.
Be my belated Valentine...

Golden Kisses from Lady

The Life of Riley said...

They are great photos.

Happy Belated Valentines Day to you and your family. We have been away from computers for a week whle we were on holiday at the beach, so have only just got back home and read your last message on my blog. Thank you for remebering my mum's birthday! You got the date right, and we all had a nice day going for long beach walks, swims and enjoying food and wine (but with water for me).