I’m currently travelling and realizing a dream I have had longer than I am willing to admit. Italy. We arrived in Rome yesterday morning. While it definitely feels a bit surreal to be in Vancouver one minute and then a matter of hours later to be walking along cobble stoned streets thousands of years old eating gelato – I love it! We were greeted with a day of 30 degree Celsius weather – nice!

I did a walkabout around central Rome late yesterday afternoon with friends and had a meal for dinner. I think that I would be remiss to only share photographs of this trip – as food is also going to be a central experience that will also be shared. Such a simple meal, but I believe I just ate the Caprese salad of my life followed by a gorgeous dish of pasta unlike anything I’ve ever eaten. Simple food packed with flavour.

Just that initial walk took us past some of the biggest sights in the city – The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the list goes on… I decided against bringing along my larger DSLR camera for this initial foray into the city given how tired I was and just chose to shoot with my iPhone instead. I really just wanted to wander and take it all in on my first experience.

The Spanish Steps...

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain


Dome ceiling inside the Pantheon

If I am to be completely honest, I am feeling visually overstimulated – everywhere I turn there is something to see, photograph and experience! The architecture alone is mind boggling.

Nearly every building has beautiful and unique doorways and windows – my favorite things to photograph about architecture.

Piazza Navona

Then there is art, people, food…. I could go on and on…and I will in the following days as I spend more time exploring the city and places outside Rome with my camera.

For the most part on this trip I will be walking a fine line of being a tourist and also fitting in to the local scene. I’ve rented an apartment with my friend Shiraine – Rome will be my base. It’s been an interesting experience setting up house, grocery shopping and getting to know the neighbourhood we’re in.

Stay tuned for more entries in the next few days…really looking forward to diving in on this new adventure! 🙂


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