June 25, 2020

Roman Holiday - Timeless Thursdays 9

This Thursday, I'll bring you back to the not so distant past, just six months ago, last Winter, in Italy. Rome is such a dream, not just for me but for a lot of people who are in love with its history, its grandeur, its beauty. To be able to share this trip with my cousin Carmina is such a blessing. She has been sent by her company to Italy for half a year on a special assignment, and just as her past assignments in Japan, I have always been honored to be her constant visitor.

Oh looking back at these photos made me feel like a model with that same black coat. I only brought two coats on my three week trip. I left my leather coat at my friend's house in Paris, and I just took this black fleece one since I only had a backpack from my Milan-Rome-Brussels-Prague leg of my trip. So proud of myself for living a week with just a backpack worth of clothes, thanks to my cousin's awesome villa, I got to use her laundry machine every single day!

I won't be saying much on this post, but I will let these shots of me tell you the story of how amazing my winter in Rome was. All of these photos were taken by my awesome photographer, Ate Carmina. Grazie Mille Ate Carmina!

Piazza Navona

Piazza del Popolo

The Pantheon

Fontana de Trevi

Spanish Steps

Colosseum

Vittoriano

Never Stop Dreaming of a Roman Holiday, 
it happens!
Stevenson

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35 comments:

  1. ...you sure have seen a lot of the world, keep dreaming!

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    1. Thank you so much Tom, forever grateful for it. Hoping and Dreaming to see more of it :)

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  2. Hello Stevenson,
    What a nice shots you show again.
    It's so fantastic to follow you and see all these fantastic locations.
    Italy has beautiful historical buildings and nice to see some by night. Nice to see you on these places.
    Good to arrive in one backpack.

    Greetings (from a hot day in the Netherlands),
    Marco

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    1. Thank you very much Marco, so kind of you to say that! It's true, Rome has it's beauty in the daylight and it's a different place during the night! I wish I can go back!

      Sending you hugs to the hot and sunny Netherlands :)

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  3. My friend, you look so at home in trendy Rome. Mama mia! Your cousin Carmina takes a good photograph.

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    1. Hahaha Phil you're one of my friends who gives the coolest comments! Hahaha Than kyou so much, I am glad my coat got me to blend in with the classic Rome! hahaha Oh she really does! And she's so kind to take photos of me everywhere :)

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  4. Dearest Stevenson,
    You did bring back very fond memories for me, of our trip to Rome, Italy with our best friends. We lost him on December 3rd... But such precious memories remain with us forever.
    Yes, quite some history there!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Oh I am very sorry to hear that Mariette :( The memories you have with your best friend will forever remain and will always make you happy everytime you reminisce! Sending you hugs!

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  5. These are some really nice shots of you! Your mom would be so proud of the man you have become. Did she know how much you wanted to travel?

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    1. Rose, you had my hand in my heart, that is so touching for you to say dear Rose. I really hope she is. I think she does, but she was not with us anymore before I did my first trip overseas. But I always bring her photo everywhere, on almost all 22 countries, she was with me :)

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  6. Wow, dear Stevenson, the Colosseum-shot is plain amazing with the light!
    But you should smile more :-)
    (Yah, THIS must come from me who always looks mad on pics...!)
    Ah, I love Italy and the language. Need to listen to Adriano Celentano again, my favorite Italian singer. Hugs from here and thank you for sharing this.

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    1. You are right dear Iris! Oh that was majestic, my cousin brought e there at the perfect time with the lights on! HAHAHA WE ARE THE SAME! I usually have a blank face on photos, so as my Mom and Dad. HAHAHA

      Oh I have to listen to Adriano Celentano. Thank you so much for the visit and sending you hugs dear Iris!

      Thank you also for always joining Timeless Thursdays :)

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  7. It must have been an unforgettable trip! Italy has so much charm. Each street contains a story. Unfortunately, I wasn't in Rome. I visited Venice. Beautiful architecture, but huge crowds everywhere. It's good that you visited Italy in winter, because it's calmer then.

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    1. Each street contains a story - that is very true Rodzina! Oh Venice! I was never there but I really really wanted to! Hopefully someday, and yes dear Rodzine, I was so lucky on this trip that here were not much people!

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  8. I heve never been to Europe yet, and the pictures of friends in Europe always motivate me to step my foot in Europe someday. Keep sharing and keep posting, Steve

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    1. Oh it has always just been a dream for me as well Cipu and until now seeing my pictures, I can;t believe I was there. But I believe you will be in Europe soon my friend Cipu :)

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  9. Great photos, your cousin is a good photographer :-D And yes, your coat is very stylish and trendy :-D

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    1. Oh Thank you so much Ananka! that is so nice of you! I only brought very few clothes on my backpack but I am happy that people like the way I wore them on my photos :)

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  10. A wonderful post filled with a personal tone of art. And thank you for your comment. Your blog means more.

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    1. Oh thank you very much Yannis! I am so happy to see you here on my blog! I hope you can visit often, I followed your blog too :)

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  11. me has recordado mi viaje a roma, que me gusto mucho, es un lugar fascinante.

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    1. Muchas Gracias! Soy alegre por su recordamente la memorias en Roma :)

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  12. Beautiful photoes of your travel to Rome!Must had been a pleasure to visit all the old things

    You are a very handsome man as well

    Wish you all good!

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    1. It really was so beautiful Anita! Oh Anita that is so kind of you to say, thank you so much!

      Wish you all the best as well there in Norway!

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  13. I have never been to Roma, but I hope that one day I may be able to get there. At the moment I am not keen to board any plane, but I do miss traveling. Great pictures of a wonderful city!

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    1. Oh Carola we are very much the same, It will be a long time again for me to feel comfortable to ride a plane, even if I am so so crazy about traveling. Though I really hope we can all be at a safer normal soon.

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  14. How lovely and lucky to have a close cousin living in such an amazing place. Wonderful pictures.

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    1. That is so right dear Sallie! It was such a blessing that my cousin was there on assignment for quite some time that she encouraged me to visit her. Thanks be to God that I was able to :)

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  15. I agree, anyone who loves history must visit Rome. I spent a year in Rome for my study abroad program when I was attending university. I love this city a lot. Every street is an art. I lived in an apartment close to the Vatican, above a bakery lol. Every morning around 1 am, the bakers would start punching their dough accompanied with some singing. It was sort of funny. And yes, I have a degree in History.

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    1. Oh dear Kayni! That is such an amazing opportunity! I would have loved that experience too, to hear how local life the in Rome starts in such an early time with work and song! Love your degree! Did you attend Uni there in the states or here at home?

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    2. I actually started a semester at UP, then we migrated here in the US where I transferred to uni and got my degree.

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  16. Good photos and perfect coat.
    I send you my regards.
    And I wait for you on my blog.

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    1. Thank you very much Adrian! Glad you like it

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