Tuesday, 3 May 2011

To Piazza del Popolo

No sooner had we learnt how to get around than it was time to head home. Our hotel was centrally located and near to the Piazza del Popolo - for all our other trips out of the hotel we had made a right hand turn as we left the hotel. On our last morning we made a left hand turn and made our way to the Piazza del Popolo.
On our way there we saw this fun contraption. No room to argue with your co-driver if he wanted to go left and you wanted to go right - you would end up going around in ever decreasing circles! 

On the way to the Piazza we saw many Churches. The photo above and below are from the same Church.
I liked the light coming in through the window - "Have you seen the light?"

This Church was heavily decorated as are most of the Churches in Rome.

This picture was a bit creepy - "We're watching you!"

We arrived in the Piazza del Popolo. The Piazza is home to one of the oldest obelisks in Rome.
Executions used to take place here!
Between 1811 and 1823 four Egyptian-style lion fountains were added to the base of the obelisk.

Our Daughter with her teddy and the Other Half on one of the lions.
"Nicola (the teddy - which was mine as a child) has to see some of Rome!"

"Mum, these men are naked too. Why?"

The Police Station which is located on the Piazza. I liked the funny looking sentry box.

The view from the centre of the Piazza looking down the Via del Corso.
The two buildings, one each side of the road are, of course, Churches.

The photo above and below was taken from the same Church. I can't remember now if it was the one on the left or the one on the right. We entered both Churches but one of them was in the middle of a service and so we left as we had a plane to catch!

Wonderful artwork on the ceilings.

Back to the hotel where we summoned a taxi to take us to the Airport.
This was a wonderful short break.
The hotel was lovely, the food was excellent, the weather glorious and the sites fantastic! Oh, the company wasn't bad either!

Before we knew it we were back in Blighty. Back home to plenty of washing, ironing and other domestic chores! Back to reality!

Until next time.


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