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Several More Scenes From Rome

Statues at the South end of the Altare della Patria. This monument commemorates king Vitorrio Emanuele II, the first king of a unified Italy. The monument is also home to the tomb of the unknown soldier. Teenagers playing in the Fontana dell’ Obelisco located at the center of Piazza del Popolo. It was unseasonably hot […]

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St. Peter’s Basilica and Musei Vaticani, Rome

St. Peter’s Basilica and the accompanying collection of art at the Musei Vaticani, including the frescos of the Sistine Chapel, is beyond impressive. The scale, quality, and quantity of art is staggering. I was excited to see works that I’ve read and studied about, wondering if the pictures and descriptions prepared me to behold the […]

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Self Portrait in Venice

         Partway through our trip we received news that one of our dogs, Miko, had died in his sleep. He was old and had developed a heart murmur. We had been expecting that he might go for some time now. Having experienced extreme highs and lows during our honeymoon, we felt as if we had lived […]

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Spending my Birthday in Trastevere

         Trastevere was a great introduction to Rome and a very nice part of town to wander around in. It has tons of old world character and it is home to one of the oldest churches in Rome, Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere. Piazza di Santa Maria, adjoining the basilica, is a hub for nightlife […]

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Honeymoon in Italy

         Here is the first of my photos from our Honeymoon. Spending time in a part of the world whose history and influence goes back for more than a thousand years has had quite an impact on me. I’m not exactly sure the extent to which I’ve been impacted quite yet but I do know that […]

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