|Untitled / 24 x 30 / oil on canvas|
And then there was Rome! What a magnificent city - so ancient and so new. I loved every minute of exploring it. This is the lobby of the Marriott Grand Flora Hotel with hundreds of tennis balls hanging from the ceiling - we discovered that the Italian Tennis Open was being played in Rome the week we were there. We had a magnificent room - complete with feather mattress on the bed and balcony over looking the Borghese Villa and gardens. I had no trouble falling asleep in Rome!
|Marriott Grand Flora Hotel - Rome|
Some incredible churches that we happened upon as we explored Rome - we saw so many - each one more beautiful than the last.
|Church interior with mass in progress|
|Church with gorgeous life size wooden crucifixion carvings|
|A not atypical church entry|
|The Pantheon - under the rotunda|
|Inside the Pantheon|
|My family and I at the Colosseum - typical tourists!|
|The Colosseum held over 50,000 people and it was not hard to imagine the spectacles that unfolded here.|
|Inside a Roman delicatessen!|