October 5, 2012

(Travel Diary) Rome


There is so much to love in Rome. The city exceeded every one of my expectations, surprising me with unexpected beauty around every corner and at the bottom of every hill. I was particularly enamoured with the way the modern1 and ancient2  harmoniously co-exist in the city, from the baroque beauty of the Trevi Fountain3 to the crumbling opulence of Palatine Hill4. Saint Peter’s Basilica5,6,7,8 at the Vatican was a feast for the eyes, all gold and glitter, punctuated by intricate carvings. The Colosseum9 and Forum10,12 appeal to an entirely different sensibility; a sort of community with history and peoples past. The Temple of the Vestals11, dedicated to women, was particularly touching in a place otherwise completed devoted to men. And of course, we can’t forget that Rome is a fashion capital, full of gorgeous architecture13, life-size versions of my favourite fall fashion campaigns14 and even an homage to one of my favourite films15.   .        

Rome… il y a tellement de choses à aimer. La ville a dépassé toutes mes attentes, m’étonnant avec de la beauté inattendu à chaque coin de la rue et au pied de chaque colline. J’ai surtout apprécié la manière par laquelle le moderne1 et l’ancien2 coexistent harmonieusement dans la ville, comme la beauté baroque de la fontaine de Trevi3 et l’opulence délabré de la colline Palatine4. La Basilique de Saint-Pierre5,6,7,8 au Vatican fut un banquet pour les yeux, tout dorée et scintillant, accentuer par des sculptures complexes. Le Colisée9 et le Forum10,12 appellent à une autre sensibilité ; un sens de communauté avec l’histoire et avec l’humanité. Le Temple des vierges11, dédié à les femmes au sein d’un lieu autrement complétement dévoué aux hommes, m’a particulièrement touche. Bien sûr, il est aussi important de noter que Rome est une ville capitale de la mode, pleine d’immeubles sensationnels13, des versions grandeur nature de mes publicités préférés 14 et même un cinéma qui rend hommage à un de mes films préférés15


  

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos - Rome is such an amazing city...although the last time I was there all the stray cats made me really sad.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. Stunning photos! and Im very jealous : ) Great way to spend your birthday!

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  3. Ammmazing photos!! I am so jealous because I have never been to Rome, it's definitely high on my list of places to go.

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  4. Beautiful photos! So fun that you can travel to so many wonderful places so quickly now that you are living in Paris!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  5. awesome pics from Rome dear! xoxo

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  6. I've always wanted to visit Rome. It looks like such a stunning city.

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  7. Rome is stunning, Such beautiful buildings! You have such lovely photos.


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  8. Gorgeous photos!
    Following your adventures is inspiring me to add so many new places to my travel bucket list!

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  9. Such lovely photos doll! Roma seems so magical and one day I hope to go! I really hope you had a blast darling!

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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  11. I love Rome as well, as I love whole Italy <3 Thank you for sharing these photos with us, it seems like you had a wonderful time in Italy!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  12. whenever i see photos of Italy i get a bit misty about it all. i've been twice before and feel sort of like how you do about Paris. it gets me deep in the heart as a most beloved place. your pictures are grand Cee, so happy you're getting to have these fantastic experiences that will last a lifetime in your own beautiful heart! xo ♥

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  13. Another place I have yet to visit! Oh Cee your European travels put me to shame! I have friends in Milan but we have not yet made it down to Rome. A fashion capital indeed - great pictures here!

    www.styleonthecouch.com

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  14. Thank-you so much for all of your thoughtful comments, mes cheries!
    xox,
    Cee

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Thank-you! Love you all <3
xox,
Cee