A few random pictures of Rome. There are fountains all over Rome, some big like this one and some small along side the street, all with fresh drinking water. This beautiful fountain called Trevi Fountain was rediscovered after a movie was filmed here in 1944 (I think) called Three Coins something, I can't remember.
There are shops and buildings all around this square. We made a wish by throwing a coin over the right shoulder, I may not have the tradition completely correct. Throw a coin over your shoulder and you'll return to Rome....something like that.
We went to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. These next few pictures are actually the floor in the Sistine Chapel. DH was giving me a hard time for taking pictures of the floor when the beauty is actually overhead, my neck was getting tired.....soooo. Since they didn't allow pictures of the walls and ceiling, I looked down and this is what I saw.....now I can take some pictures.
This is as close as I can get for posting something quilt related. All over the floor was the traditional quilting patterns. Do you think ideas for quilting patterns came from here....well maybe, not sure.
This is St. Peter's square, not too many people around, not even the Pope.
The left side of St. Peter's Square.
This is the oldest church in Rome, sorry I don't recall with name. Like all the churches, it's gorgeous inside.
This is the Roman Forum near the Colosseum.We avoided the 2 hour lines for the Colosseum by getting our tickets at the Forum which is entrance for both places. I'll show pictures of the Colosseum later. We visited the location of Caesars remains and where his house once stood. On a side note, I seem to have caught a Roman head cold somewhere along the way. It's only taking me down for part of a day which I slept mostly. Did a bit of stitching and relaxed.