Monthly Archives: August 2010

Photographing Roman sculpture

Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve updated – life has rather overtaken me. For this entry, I thought I’d share a few of the photographs of Roman and Hellenistic sculpture I’ve taken over the years in various museums in … Continue reading

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Music that reminds me of Rome, #2

‘Five Years Time’ by Noah and the Whale – One of my favourite songs because it’s so happy and sunny! It reminds me of Rome because on the BSR course some of my fellow students were singing it as we … Continue reading

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San Crispino gets some love on the big screen

I hear that my favourite Rome gelateria San Crispino has got some great publicity by being featured in the forthcoming Julia Roberts film Eat Pray Love.  Needless to say I can’t wait for this film to come out. Not having … Continue reading

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Colosseum to open for night tours

Earlier this week I read with interest and excitement the news that the Colosseum is to open for night tours. It will be opening to small groups of visitors each Saturday evening for seven weeks starting on 21 August, which … Continue reading

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An impromptu trip to Rome (part 2)

18/1/09 – 1pm Had a nice long sleep and then got the Metro up to the Vatican.  Had a wander round and took some photos, including this one of a grandad feeding the pigeons with his little granddaughter! I’m currently … Continue reading

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An impromptu trip to Rome (part 1)

One blustery Friday evening in January 2009 I did the most spontaneous thing I have ever done and booked a flight to Rome for early the following morning. Earlier in the day I’d endured the dreaded ‘Collections’ (Oxford speak for … Continue reading

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Review: Three Coins in the Fountain

I had a feeling I would enjoy this film when it opened with scenes of Rome’s most famous fountains accompanied by the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra; and I wasn’t disappointed. A good old-fashioned tale of romance in a foreign … Continue reading

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Books about Rome #1: A Traveller in Rome

One of my favourite books is H.V. Morton’s A Traveller in Rome.  Written in the 1950s, it’s a charming and highly informative account of Morton’s summer in Rome, combining top-notch travel writing with some fascinating insights into Rome’s long and … Continue reading

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My dream Rome apartment

I’ve just stumbled upon my dream Rome apartment. This is it. I want it!  It’s totally perfect!  I can imagine myself sitting on that terrace with a glass of red wine admiring the view, and I would never get bored … Continue reading

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Music that reminds me of Rome, #1

Now call me a hopeless old romantic, but this is pretty much my favourite scene from any film: The film may not be about Rome, but it’s close enough. It’s from E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View – or … Continue reading

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