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A Sojourn in Roma, Italy: Day 1 - 21st-22nd July 2008

Isobel's chums are getting married in Tuscany, and so, to make something of a holiday out of it, we go out for the week before. On the way, we stop off in Rome for an overnighter, which gives a bit of a chance to poke around this grand old (hot an humid) city. Nosher's driving the hired "sprog-hauler" around Rome (for the first time), which is a bit hair-raising, but Iz gives some good navigation and we get to the hotel with no problem. There, we meet up with the Belgian massive - Pieter and Jules - who have been in town for most of the day, and proceed out for a wander and a spot of food in the evening...

next album: A Sojourn in Roma, Italy Day 2: From pasta to the Vatican - 22nd July 2008
previous album: Debach And the B-17 'Liberty Belle', Suffolk - 12th July 2008

2008 The view looking down the Spanish Steps

The view looking down the Spanish Steps

2008 The evening sun lights up the Basilica at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome

The evening sun lights up the Basilica at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome

2008 Tourists and local alike soak up a bit of evening sunshine on the Spanish Steps in Rome

Tourists and local alike soak up a bit of evening sunshine on the Spanish Steps in Rome

2008 It's aparently a bit of a 'thing' to collect water from the fountains of Rome

It's aparently a bit of a 'thing' to collect water from the fountains of Rome

2008 What looks a lot like chestnut roasting

What looks a lot like chestnut roasting

2008 The Trevi Fountains (and the hordes of tourists)

The Trevi Fountains (and the hordes of tourists)

2008 Pieter, Jules and Isobel's bottle of water

Pieter, Jules and Isobel's bottle of water

2008 The statue looks like it's eating a banana (or worse)

The statue looks like it's eating a banana (or worse)

2008 Pigeon-feature, Roman style

Pigeon-feature, Roman style

2008 Everyone's a David Bailey or a Frederico Fellini

Everyone's a David Bailey or a Frederico Fellini

2008 Trevi's fruit

Trevi's fruit

2008 A tat-seller shouts for business

A tat-seller shouts for business

2008 Isobel looks highly relieved to get a bit of that Gelato

Isobel looks highly relieved to get a bit of that Gelato

2008 Nearby, a passing girl is given a budgie for some reason

Nearby, a passing girl is given a budgie for some reason

2008 Roman street scene

Roman street scene

2008 The cobbles of Rome

The cobbles of Rome

2008 Pieter peers in to a shop window

Pieter peers in to a shop window

2008 Posters advertising the 'Magic Flute' adorn a wall

Posters advertising the 'Magic Flute' adorn a wall

2008 Down-and-out in Rome: a discarded champagne bottle on a step

Down-and-out in Rome: a discarded champagne bottle on a step

2008 Jules, Isobel and a huge puffy bread-thing

Jules, Isobel and a huge puffy bread-thing

2008 Our restaurant for the evening - al fresco

Our restaurant for the evening - al fresco

2008 Jules, Pieter and Iz uplit by a floor-light

Jules, Pieter and Iz uplit by a floor-light

2008 Cobbled square in sodium light

Cobbled square in sodium light

2008 A street scene from the taxi window

A street scene from the taxi window

2008 A quickly-grabbed photo of The Forum by night as we zoom past in the taxi

A quickly-grabbed photo of The Forum by night as we zoom past in the taxi

2008 Il Colloseo, and a couple of buses

Il Colloseo, and a couple of buses

2008 The back of the Colloseum at night

The back of the Colloseum at night

2008 Back in the hotel, Jules and Pieter visit our room and have a go in the jaccuzzi

Back in the hotel, Jules and Pieter visit our room and have a go in the jaccuzzi

2008 Isobel blows foam at Nosher. Luckily the Pentax K10D is water-resistant

Isobel blows foam at Nosher. Luckily the Pentax K10D is water-resistant

2008 In the morning, the view out of the window includes the Roman speciality of the aerial forest

In the morning, the view out of the window includes the Roman speciality of the aerial forest

2008 The hotel's sign over the Via Boncampagni

The hotel's sign over the Via Boncampagni

2008 Our roof-top breakfast

Our roof-top breakfast

2008 Isobel fashions a sun-shade from her sunglasses case

Isobel fashions a sun-shade from her sunglasses case

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The view looking down the Spanish Steps

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