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!!


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



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  2. Great shot, so typically Roman.

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  3. Great looking banner. Excellent capture.

  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 !

  5. Anonymous3:30 PM

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

    Please have a good Wednesday.

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

  7. Such gorgeous shot!

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

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

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

  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'...

  11. Love the colorful banner!

  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.

  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!

  14. Beautiful photo :)

  15. Anonymous3:15 AM

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

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

  17. Anonymous2:46 PM

    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. :)