Monday, May 16, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Street Banner in Rome, Italy - May 16, 2011

This was taken on my 65th birthday trip to Rome almost a year and a half ago.   I
was there for my 64th birthday and had such a wonderful time, I went back again!
Those memories will have to suffice for the rest of my days, I'm afraid, since my
budget won't even get me to Rome, Georgia now!



I am participating in Ruby Tuesday -
check out the site for other ruby posts and add your own!!




17 comments:

  1. My dear friend Carmen, you are all your trips, in this case I can say you have some roman essence in your soul.

    Regards

    Valery

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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  2. Great shot, so typically Roman.

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  3. Great looking banner. Excellent capture.

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  4. I have been everywhere in Italy but haven't managed to visit Rome yet, because I think it is a town to spend more than a day !

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  5. A wonderful photograph indeed. And yes, travelling 'in mind' has brought me much further than any plane could.

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  6. You have so many wonderful pictures to help you remember.

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  7. Such gorgeous shot!

    Hope you don't mind peeking at my Ruby Tuesday, thanks!

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  8. i am enjoying my wandering here online Carmen, but yes, I do share what you feel, if only traveling is easy these days.

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  9. Isn't it great we get to keep the memories (and photos!) of our travels with us?

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  10. You Italians are all alike--You are all "Italian"!--grin!

    Love your photos, Carmen, always have. How brilliant to keep records like that of your life--and others'...
    PEACE!

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  11. Love the colorful banner!
    Barb

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  12. Irredento Urbanita -
    Valery, now that I am grounded because of the povertry restrictions imposed by retirement, I MUST follow all your blogs, so I can feel like I am traveling. Vicariously is better than no travel at all!!!


    Robin -
    That photograph brings back the wonderful evening of my 65th birthday, in Rome with four of my best friends from the U. S., as we headed out for a feast. Two days later, we left on a wonderful cruise. What a way to enter Medicare age!


    DrillerAA09 -
    Rome was such a wonderful adventure. I celebrated both my 64th and 65th birthdays there. I think I had more fun then as an older gal than I did when I was younger!


    Gattina -
    Definitely, you need more than a day in Rome. The Vatican and Sistine Chapel take that long...longer if you really are an avid historian and art buff.


    ρομπερτ -
    Thankfully, I have wonderful photographs, friends all over the world, blogging and otherwise, and I learned to use a computer. Even though I can no longer afford travel as I
    once did, the world is still there for me to visit via the internet, through books, etc - as long as my mind continues to function!!!

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I just wish digital cameras had come along earlier. I'd have a much larger collection of travel photographs.


    chubskulit -
    I'm glad that two of my three sons developed my love of travel. The middle son, in his younger years, traveled with me - to Puerto Rico, Barbados, Hawaii, Taiwan and England but he hasn't much had the opportunity in his twenties, with school and marriage more of a focus.

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  13. betchai -
    You seem to get around pretty well, betchai, though your travels are more in the U. S., in our wonderful national parks, etc. I need to try to do more of that as I have never visited many of these places.


    secret agent woman -
    Photographs are treasures - though I've been going through many of my pre-digital photos and weeding out many of people I no longer recognize - lots of cruise table shots. With 88 cruises, there are plenty of those!


    Steve E -
    I'm Irish English, really, but, in Rome, of course,I'm all Italian!!


    Barbara Rosenzweig -
    That evening of my 65th birthday was wonderful...dinner on that marvelous street, then a couple of hours drinking wine with my 4 friends on the Piazza Navonna!

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  14. Beautiful photo :)

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  15. That's a beautiful sign, Carmen! You have great eyes!

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  16. I too have good memories of Rome. I am glad you got spend your birthday there. Nice shot.

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  17. I hope to go to Rome someday, maybe when my kids are a bit older and can appreciate it somewhat. ;-) Even if you only get to go a couple times at least you took the chance. :)

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