Monday, 7 April 2014

Florence and Rome - the "arty" version

Well, not THAT arty......just an attempt at some unusual views of the cities! This comes with a warning - VERY photo heavy!

First Florence
From the terrace at the Uffizi
We followed this group, that had obviously been somewhere else, back to their headquarters but they wouldn't answer another chap's questions so didn't even attempt to ask in English. The camera was a bit shaky as I had only just switched on and realised they were going to disappear quickly!
The back of David on Piazalle Michaelangelo where he stands looking over the city
    I think hubby may have been pulling a face but I quite liked the silhouette 

Spotted this while waiting to go into the Academia
This cat was asleep in the ruins at the Colosseum 

This cat sanctuary is in the ruins of an place called Largo de Torre Argentina - cats are rescued from around Rome by volunteers - we counted 22 but I have read that 250 are housed in the caves underneath!

                          Monument near the Forum
           Piazza Navona -through the middle of a statue
 It was cloudy when we went into the Pantheon but when the sun came out we saw this
This was painted on a wall in Piazza Navona

Up a side road
                  A view of St Peter's from the Vatican museum

    This was quite close to our hotel - they were still working on it

Okay, if you are still here, there are a few more pictures but they are for another day!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Sarah Steer said...

What lovely photos Chris! Glad you had such a great time treasure seeking :) x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely arty shots ;) Always feel they add a romatic touch to views :)
xoxo Sioux

Redanne said...

Very arty indeed, you have me wondering now what that group were up to! Great photos again Chris, thanks for sharing them. Anne x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I like unusual photos, not the mundane. Yours are truly gorgeous. I especially liked the shot that was between the statue. Of course, Bleubeard wants to visit that cat sanctuary. He thinks he might make a few new friends that way (grin). Thanks for sharing this fun adventure and your fabulous photos.