We didn’t make inside St. Peter’s Basilica during this visit. The lines were much too long. We did make inside the Vatican Museum on their once a months free entry day. This photo is from the garden where we collapsed after moving through the museum without room to even scratch your nose.
I did this walk at the end of December and there was not a single splash of colour when I looked around the gardens except for the evergreens – only wilted leaves and brown branches. Yet when I looked close enough, there was indeed colour to be found.
The images in the first part of this series of winter shots were taking during a walk on December 26. after a Christmas lunch. The motives were all from a perfectly normal collection of houses with gardens, and on the surface of things the place was without much charm on this dark and dreary December day. Sometimes all you need to do is look at little closer to find beauty.