01 Feb Rome: The older the wiser (Day 6 & 7)
Next stop, 3hrs express train to Roma. Looking forward to Trevi fountain. The statues of the fountain from Mr. google looked amazing. Must see it with our own eyes.
The night we arrived at Rome, we finally had our first chinese food & rice dish in Italy. It was actually not bad from a tiny chinese joint except that it was all MSG. Spent the first day hanging out by the apartment. It’s too bad the balcony was locked so we couldn’t do a emo by the balcony shoot. The queen of gamblers ended up playing ‘dai dee’ in Rome that night. So not romantic. Lol.
Her facial expression tells us she finds us messy or something.
I think we have really fancy socks.
The breakfast we had that day was the most horrendously expensive and soul-less food we ever had.
I guess we were more interested in some commotion that happened while we were having our meal. And so we heard it was some college students demonstrating. The policemen were like taking it easy because one of them actually smiled at me after I took a picture of them… deng.
Our first stop, was the visit to the famous Colosseum, where the movie “Gladiator” was shot. But it was nothing like the movie of course since the place was pretty much ruined. I wasn’t really as blown away as i thought i would be because the exterior of the building were blocked by the scaffoldings. Another building that will forever have restoration works going on.
I can imagine how spectacular it will be when the amphitheater is filled with roaring cheers and all that gusto watching a battle of life and death in the arena. If football fans in stadium can already shake the ground, a place like this which can hold an estimation of 80,000 people? Jeng jeng jeng~ Check out this map if you want to know where the emperor sits or where the animal cages were.
Archaeologists working on the restoration work. This job is tough shit! The way they brush and patch things with a small tool? man, this takes forever. Can never go out of job.
Just an advice, anyone who is interested in visiting Colosseum, Vaticant or the Effiel tower should reserve tickets in advance online because the queue is CRAZY!!!
Palatine Hill, was where one of the brothers, Remus was in control. where the “Olympic” was held. I think it’s interesting to know that two brothers fought for the ruling and by choosing who to rule, they judged by the number of eagles soaring above the land.
After looking at ruins after ruins, we took a break and shot a couple of rubbish photos to show you how big one arc can be. Ok, i made that up. We were feeling powerful. Like dragonball kind of powerful.
Trevi fountain, my only favorite in Rome. The sculptures were really an impressive sight. Impressive looking both in the day and at sunset. I’m really grateful that my point and shoot camera which cost me like only SGD150 has quite a decent collection of camera modes to choose from. With the function of long shutter, not only we had fun having the shots of us in focus while the people around us were blurred out, I also managed to capture the fountain water flowing as smooth as butter. Sexy~
Spanish steps, apparently the widest steps ever. I thought it would have looked better with lited lights. As you can see, alot of people chilling on the steps.
Next up.. Day 8. Till then.
Happy merry chinese new year folks!