For once I’ll explain before showing images and for once I’ll share several images at once. It’s the second day of teleporting from San Francisco to Rome (and from summer to late fall). Below are some of the sights of Rome – or rather an expressionistic interpretation called, “I’m tired! I don’t want to walk anymore!”
The Palatine Hill, Forum Romano
Forum Romanum by temple of Julius Cesar
Saint Peter’s Basilica
Sorry, I’ve fallen behind my editing. The best I can do for right now isn’t actually too bad.
Mass in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome last Sunday with the pope attending – and me.
Doesn’t get much more American than that 🙂 Another Fisherman’s Wharf icon.
Bike the bay… Loads of bike to rent in San Francisco.
Iconic American sign clutter…
There’s a kite shop on Fisherman’s Wharf…
The entrance to Pier 39 – the ultimate tourist trap in San Francisco. But go behind the back to see the sea lions that occupied the most expensive pier in the city.
Detail from the carousel on Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf. Tip if you have kids: The historic carousel at Tilden Park above Berkeley is almost as nice and a lot less expensive.
What a way to open a small series of images from Fisherman’s Wharf 🙂 Does anyone doubt that having five weeks vacation in CA ahead of you is pretty darn good?
Did you think I was done wallowing in California memories? No way! Many fond memories and favorite images are still in the pipeline…
This image is from down town San Francisco, the evening sun reflecting in the high rise building as seen from our hotel room the first night.