Monday, October 1, 2012

Rome wasn't built in a day

We are northbound on Monday afternoon to Siena, traveling on the coastline alongside the Mediterranean and Roma is left behind, along with many unexplored and, no doubt, undiscovered treasures. We liked Rome a lot - and may have to return for a longer visit. The sheer number of beautiful churches, all with intricate mosaics and awesome domes - was astounding - like every few blocks a different one and style. The monuments, fountains, statues, frescoes, paintings, tombs and piazzas so historically rich and significant. Magnifique! These artists: Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael...what rock stars! I saw the Pieta (a highlight) and the Sistine Chapel! How did Michelangelo paint that ceiling? Geez...that's the last time I'm complaining when I help paint one of our ceilings! Today our pilgrimmage to Vatican City (Vatican museum and St. Peter's Basilica) was so meaningful to both of us - thanks to my parents and Shawn's Grandma Jessie - and to Father Vu for keeping it alive. xoxo

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