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Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:07 PM

Pictures from Rome...

A little Basilica near our Rome hotel: It didn't look like much from the outside...



This is an early sculpture by Michelangelo, in the Basilica:



A beautiful stained glass window:



Hope you enjoy!

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CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 OP
Scuba Jul 2013 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #3
LeftofObama Jul 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #4
Trailrider1951 Jul 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #6
Lionel Mandrake Jul 2013 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #16
mahina Jul 2013 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #8
Crewleader Jul 2013 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #10
Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2013 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #12
femmocrat Jul 2013 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #15
Rowdyboy Jul 2013 #17
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #18
Brigid Jul 2013 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #20
Locut0s Jul 2013 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #22
Locut0s Jul 2013 #27
OhioChick Jul 2013 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #24
OhioChick Jul 2013 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #26
Locut0s Jul 2013 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #29
Locut0s Jul 2013 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #32
OhioChick Jul 2013 #31
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2013 #33

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:21 PM

3. I think you like them, my dear Scuba!



Thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:19 PM

2. Beautiful!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:22 PM

4. Thank you, my dear LeftofObama!

too!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:43 PM

5. Oh, beautiful! Thank you for posting these!

But, is that statue wearing a loincloth? LOL

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:51 PM

6. I have no idea what Michelangelo intended, my dear Trailrider1951!

Your guess is as good as mine, lol!

It was a very early work...



Thanks for coming by!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:20 PM

14. I think the statue is supposed to be Jesus.

But who is the funny looking tourist in the foreground?

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:22 PM

16. Well, of COURSE it's supposed to be Jesus!



I think you know perfectly well who the tourist is, silly!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:03 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 03:25 PM

8. You're welcome, my dear mahina!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:05 PM

9. I have enjoyed all your photos CaliforniaPeggy, thank you!

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Response to Crewleader (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:39 PM

10. I am so glad you have, my dear Crewleader!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:58 PM

11. Thanks for sharing these, Peggy.

They are lovely.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 04:59 PM

12. You know I love to share, my dear Tuesday Afternoon!

I'm so glad you're enjoying them...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 05:26 PM

13. Gorgeous, Peggy!

tThe colors in that rose window are so vibrant!


Thanks so much for posting them.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:21 PM

15. Thank you, my dear femmocrat!

That church looked so nondescript from the outside, but once inside!

I was really pleased how that window showed up too...

It blew me away!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:25 PM

17. Its been a delight to follow you through Italy....Now, when are you going to Greece?

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 06:31 PM

18. Thank you, my dear Rowdyboy!

We've already been to Greece. That was back in 2005, as part of a larger trip through the Eastern Mediterranean...

And it was amazing too...

We weren't there as long, though. And I wouldn't go now, what with all the unrest.

I did have some threads on that trip. I'll see (later) if I can dig up the links.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 07:49 PM

19. Great photos!

I would love to visit those old European churches, basilicas, and cathedrals!

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Response to Brigid (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 08:06 PM

20. Thank you, my dear Brigid!

I hope you get to go sometime...

It is an amazing experience!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:09 PM

21. The stained glass window pic!!

Wow fantastic job on that one. That's not easy to do. I took lots and lots of pics in cathedrals when I was in Europe and always wanted to get something like that. Properly exposing those windows is tough, nice work!

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:13 PM

22. I hate to admit this, my dear Locut0s...

But the camera has a really nifty setting, one which I used A LOT on this trip...

It's an Auto setting that also turns off the flash. You don't have to worry that you'll accidentally use the flash when you're prohibited...

I'm sure I used it for this picture, and it always works great. I also used it on the statue that Michelangelo sculpted.

I could not believe how well it worked.


That's how I did it.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #22)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:34 PM

27. Oh nonsense!...

It's a good pic, no need to make excuses about what setting you used

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:14 PM

23. Beautiful pictures once again, Peggy!

Keep them coming. I've been enjoying them.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:18 PM

24. Thank you, my dear OhioChick!

I'm really glad you're enjoying them...

I'm slowly sorting through my files, and making groups in Photobucket. There will be more!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

25. Oh, good!

I can't wait to see all of them.

I hope you and hubby are enjoying yourselves.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:28 PM

26. Well, we managed to come home with nasty colds...

So we're busy getting over those!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:38 PM

28. That's one thing about travelling...

Always be prepared to get sick. Either sick to your stomach due to food or a cold, flu or something else. My father had a horrible food poisoning incident when we went back to China in the mid 90s. He felt like he was going to die and may have if he hand't gone to the hospital. Luckily the vast majority of our other trips have been mostly uneventful, but I always expect to have some minor issue. For example, when travelling to Asia getting the "runs" or something similar is almost inevitable in the beginning.

Did you develop the colds in Italy or just as you got back? Reason I ask is you could have caught them on the plane. Hundred of people backed in like sardines, planes are the perfect incubators for disease transmittal.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 09:57 PM

29. I think we caught them on the plane going over.

And they showed up in my husband first. It really dragged us down. This is the second trip where we've come home with colds, and it's a drag.

Phooey.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #29)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:05 PM

30. Sorry to hear that...

Being sick on a trip can really ruin the experience. I'm glad to see it wasn't a total disaster though. You got to see some amazing things and you now have all those great memories!

Your cold just reminded me of a food poisoning incident my father suffered on a trip that I just posted about.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #30)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:07 PM

32. It's funny...I didn't feel well, while I was sick...

I still managed to take the pictures!

And now I'm appreciating them!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:07 PM

31. Oh, you're home!

I thought you were still on vacation. I hope the both of you get over your colds quickly. Summer colds seem to be the worst.



Get well soon!

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 10:09 PM

33. We've been home just over a week now...

We both went to see our MD last week, and the meds he prescribed are really helping us get well.

Thank goodness!

Thanks for your good wishes...

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