Saturday, December 20, 2008

Finally, Italy pictures

Roman cappuccinos ... delicious even at the train depot.
Our first stop after I arrived in Rome (Jeremy had come in the previous evening).

Cool arty shot of nighttime Colosseum.

Jeremy resting in front of the Pantheon.

On the bus in Rome.

We saw more than a dozen churches during our nine days in Italy, but the Church of Santa Maria in Trastavere, Rome, was our favorite, hands down.

We spent an hour inside it, craning our necks at the gorgeous mosaics.

Before the walking wore me out ...

Everyone drives these in Rome, but I don't think Jeremy could fit.

Random Bulgarian Orthodox church in the middle of Rome.

Cool ceilings in the Vatican.

In front of St. Peter's.

Hanging out on the Spanish steps one evening.

The next day we were off to Venice, where this was the view from our B&B.

The Grand Canal.

The Church of San Marco, on the eponymous plaza.

Which flooded the next day ...

Why Venice reminded me so much of Juneau ...

No cars on the archipelago, but the mail has to get there somehow!

While getting lost in Venice, we found this Armenian church! Jeremy was relieved to actually be able to read a sign and understand it.

It was on "Armenian Street," and we just happened to find it at the same time as these Armenians from Kiev.

Munching a prosciutto sandwich while getting lost in Venice = bliss.

Arriving at the terminal in Florence.

Our hostel was literally steps from the Duomo in the center of Florence. We climbed up the bell-tower to get this view of the dome and the city. While up there, we met a musician from NYC who was playing in the band for Liza Minelli's European concert tour.

Awesome Florentine car.

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