Sep 132015
 


We didn't do too much in Rome today. We tried to go see the Trevi Fountain, but it was dry and under restoration. In the afternoon, I met up with the beautiful Barbara to do a photo shoot at the Villa Cellimontana. She is an American Tribal Style belly dancer here in Rome, with grace and a kind spirit. I am so grateful to have this opportunity to photograph a dancer on the other side of the world! Truly a dream fulfilled! #bellydance #ats #tribalstyle #italy #vacation #rome #bellydancer #travel

Sep 132015
 


Sadly, it's our last night in Italy. Before its end, I challenged myself to take a night photo of the Colosseum. It's hard to get a good vantage point since it is always surrounded by people, and half of it is currently covered in scaffolding for restoration. I managed to catch this one during Blue Hour, and although it's not ideal, it sums up a Rome that I will remember–a bustling contradiction of the modern and the ancient–its people and lights reflected on the rain-slicked streets. What a beautiful place! #rome #italy #colosseum #vacation #travel #nightphotography #italia

Sep 132015
 


The Basilica of St. Mary of Angels and the Martyrs in Rome. This is the first photo I have posted that I was able to edit on a computer. I left my laptop at home for the trip, so I was editing everything on my phone. Also, as soon as I touched down in Rome, I was immediately trying to identify which buildings I've "Ezio'd" (scaled in Assassin's Creed). I think visiting a place I have immersed myself in through a video game made it more exciting for me. #italy #rome #italia #roma #rooftopview #cityscape #travel

Sep 132015
 


We visited the Colosseum today, which is only a short walk from our hotel. Both Blaine and I were not feeling so well, and with the baby and everything, it's the only site we managed today. Well, that, and we ate some really delicious porchetta sandwiches on the sidewalk. I caught this shot on the walk back during golden hour. #rome #italy #vacation #travel #colosseum