In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we put into practice our newly acquired knowledge on selecting genuine Italian food and tag along on an excellent city walking tour of the Colosseum.
August 11th 2014. Altare della Patria. Translating into ‘Alter of the Fatherland', this enormous monument was built to honour unified Italy's first king, Victor Emmanuel. Even amongst all the impressive old buildings of the capital, this structure literally and figuratively shines.
August 12th 2014. Quality assured. Nothing screams ‘quality dining experience' more than a pizza, kebab and sushi pizzeria. We were hungry but not THAT hungry.
August 13th 2014. The Arch of Constantine. When it comes to triumphal arches, having been the inventors, the Romans know a thing or two. Subsequently, the Roman styled arches have been emulated all around the world, one of the most well-known being the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
August 14th 2014. Capricciosa. Hitting all the major food groups in one dish, except fruits and sweets which were covered by the strawberry gelato we had for dessert. This has got to be healthy right?
August 15th 2014. Symmetry. They say ‘Rome wasn't built in a day' but it sure can empty overnight. Today marked the middle point of summer and the official start of holidays. Any locals who hadn't left already, have now packed their bags for the beach, leaving the capital a tourist-only domain for a couple of weeks.
August 16th 2014. The Pantheon. One impressive feature of this wonderfully preserved 7th century Roman church is the large open oculus in the centre of the dome, which allows a streaming beam of light into the interior. Of course, this also means during adverse weather it can get quite wet, but the floor was designed with a slight convex to allow for drainage.
August 17th 2014. Self portrait. Just making a spectacle of ourselves at the top the Colosseum with our camera on a stick. What are your thoughts on selfie sticks?