Inside Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City

17 Jun 2015

















The Essence of Rome

15 Jun 2015















ESSENCE : the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character. (noun)

Yep—I agree.

Aside from a few, all these photos were taken from our first day (fresh off the plane) exploring the Eternal City. There is something about Rome that just can't be put into words—so I'm not going to try—but what an amazing first impression, don't you think?

Monoch-ROME

1 Jun 2015









I don't think there is any other color combination that can evoke such nostalgia like black & white. I mean, nothing says classic better than the two, and nothing is more forgiving either. With a simple filter and/or fiddling around, you can save your ordinary, unremarkable, over-exposed, or 'just-not-quite-right' photos, all while creating mood and stirring up some emotion.

All that in just the flash of an eye!

It's actually the reason I'm starting my Rome series with a few random B/W shots. The only feeling I can possibly get is nostalgia because these photographs were taken nearly a YEAR AGO! #oops #notsurehowthathappened

Naughty, naughty blogger.

It's no secret I have trouble keeping up with this blog (I have a very short attention span), so it won't come to a shock to you that I have a stockpile of photos from all of our weekend getaways just dying to make their online debut. 

I'm just so relieved I finally got up all the photos from our South of France tour, and once I get Rome up, I will be in MUCH better shape...

I don't know why I have such a problem posting our current travels on the blog. It probably has to do with the fact that I am extremely anal particular, and I guess life also just gets in the way... PLUS, I refuse to be any more of a slave to this computer than I already am, so yeahhh. ANYWAYS, I am showing them now, so I hope you will stick around a take a stroll down memory lane with me and relive our Roman holiday for the next few weeks.

(I'm hoping to kinda just plow right through them. AKA: photodump style. You know, not a lot of chatter to slow the process down...)

On a different note: MAN! I am in desperate need of a Life Lately post! On one hand I feel like so much has been going on, but on the other, I feel like it's just been business-as-usual. We've been in Aberdeen for over six months now—jury is still out on that one—but I will go into ALLLLL that at another time.

FUN NEWS!
J and I are coming up on our two-year wedding anniversary June 8th, and we will be celebrating it down in Majorca for four nights, and then London for four nights. YAY! We are VERY excited for some warm weather and sun. I think it will do us both a great deal of good to get some proper Vitamin D.

Seeeeee ya ABZ! Won't miss your bipolar weather mood swings while we are away! 
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