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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

The view looking down the Spanish Steps

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

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

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

What looks a lot like chestnut roasting

The Trevi Fountains (and the hordes of tourists)

Pieter, Jules and Isobel's bottle of water

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

Pigeon-feature, Roman style

Everyone's a David Bailey or a Frederico Fellini

Trevi's fruit

A tat-seller shouts for business

Isobel looks highly relieved to get a bit of that Gelato

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

Roman street scene

The cobbles of Rome

Pieter peers in to a shop window

Posters advertising the 'Magic Flute' adorn a wall

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

Jules, Isobel and a huge puffy bread-thing

Our restaurant for the evening - al fresco

Jules, Pieter and Iz uplit by a floor-light

Cobbled square in sodium light

A street scene from the taxi window

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

Il Colloseo, and a couple of buses

The back of the Colloseum at night

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

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

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

The hotel's sign over the Via Boncampagni

Our roof-top breakfast

Isobel fashions a sun-shade from her sunglasses case

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The view looking down the Spanish Steps