In this week’s round-up of our ‘photo a day project’, we purchase new hiking boots and immediately put them to the test by walking across a border into another country and back. Of course this other country was Vatican City, the smallest in the world, but a country nonetheless. This week also marked the end of our Roman housesit, which meant we had to sadly farewell cheeky Clara and fatty Steinway. We'll miss them so much.
Here's what we got up to in Rome and the Vatican this week!
August 18th 2014. Theatre of Marcellus. Commissioned by Julius Caesar and completed under Augustus after the former's untimely demise, this theatre predates the Colosseum by several decades and heavily influenced its design.
August 19th 2014. New kicks. After a little over a year trekking the globe, it was time to replace our North Face hiking boots. This time round we opted to go with a pair of Asolo Drifters for her and Tecnica Makalu III's for him. What boots do you own?
August 20th 2014. St. Peter's Basilica. We're unsure whether the windows in St. Peter's were originally designed to project such beautiful beams of sunlight into the interior but they certainly do leave an awe inspiring impression.
August 21st 2014. Pizza, pasta and panini. We're totally going to have to resort to a low carb diet after Italy. Key word is AFTER. ;)
August 22nd 2014. The Vatican Museums. Architecturally speaking, the Sistine Chapel was no where near as awe inspiring as the fresco paintings that adorn its walls and ceiling but alas, photography was not permitted. So here's a photo of the impressive double spiralling staircase at the exit of the complex.
August 23rd 2014. Trevi Fountain by Fendi. We've noticed a trend lately where major renovations of popular attractions are being sponsored by brands in exchange for advertising space during said works. We think this is a fabulous idea, as we can imagine the costs are somewhat high, but it appears the whole of Italy figured out this strategy simultaneously, made clear by all the scaffolding around town.