Entries from Candi's Corner: Wanderlust and Passions tagged with 'Rome'

PhotoHunt: three

The theme for this week's photohunt is three. I am going to indulge my passion for mythology and sculpture and use the Laocoon statue, carved by the three Rhodian sculptors Agesander, Polydoros, and Athenodoros (as attributed by Pliny the...

A Roman View: Piazza del Popolo

Fellow blogger Sandra mentioned in a post that Piazza del Popolo is her favorite in Rome. I was reminded of our trek up Pincio Gardens (on the western edge of Villa Borghese) to view a magical Roman sunset over Piazza...

PhotoHunt: average

The theme for this week's photohunt is average. What a tough theme! We took this photo from the top of Rome's famous Spanish Steps on a beautiful summer day in June of 2008. I'd like to think that the...

PhotoHunt: bag(s)

The theme for this week's photohunt is bags. I almost hit a wall this week, until I found a photo of a horse carriage in Rome, and guess what the horse is wearing? A poop bag! The above photo...

PhotoHunt: low

The theme for this week's photohunt is low. I am struggling with this one. Many things come to mind when I think low;but the term itself is very subjective, and dependent on the level you are comparing things with....

PhotoHunt: entertainment

The theme for this week's photohunt is entertainment. A navy band playing beautiful tunes on the Spanish Steps in Rome. Piazza Spagna is normally packed with people, but it was even more so for the special entertainment. Thanks for...

Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Robert Harris

Smooth, meticulous, gripping, entertaining and highly informative. I absolutely loved this novel by Robert Harris. It is the first in trilogy of a fictional biography of Cicero, Roman greatest orator, written as narrative told by Tiro, Cicero’s personal secretary during...

PhotoHunt: painted

The theme for this week's photohunt is painted. The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the theme this week was art paintings, so I browsed some of the art photos I have, and decided to...

PhotoHunt: in memory

The theme for this week's photohunt is in memory.. I have recently written a post about visiting USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii, a memorial built to honor the dead in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in 1941.That would...

PhotoHunt: walking

The theme for this week's photohunt is walking. I do a lot of walking and hiking, so my choices are endless. I decided to go with walking on the Appian Way in Rome; my favorite city. The Appian Way,...

PhotoHunt:protect(ion)

The theme for week's photohunt is protect(ion). I really had hard time with this and had to think outside the box to come up with something. Annie suggested using the Japanese fishing shrine from my previous post, and I...

PhotoHunt: triangle(s)

The theme for this week's photohunt is triangle(s). I am sharing a photo of one of the many beautiful and awe inspiring churches in my favorite city in the world, Rome. Santa Maria di Perpetuo Soccorso was built in...

Missing Italy: The Colosseum

I am a Rome lover. I fell in love with Rome as soon as my foot touched its grounds. Actually,I fell in love with Rome even before then,during the planning process, and before, when that nagging voice in my...

Finding Steven Saylor.

There are always some events in life that happen just to remind you that life has been going on(and will be going on) even if you are/were not part of it. I was reminded of that about six months ago,...

S's I love!

Girasoli did this entry in her blog about things she likes that start with the letter G. And she offered letters to other slow travel bloggers, who did a great job with the letters they were assigned. The letter Girasoli...

The Eternal City...eternal in my heart

We took our very first trip to Italy last June for our honeymoon, we spent four weeks total, of which two weeks were in Rome. The question about my favorite part of Italy is hard to answer, because every part...