The view from the window: A hotel in Rome

The balcony beckons ...

The balcony beckons …

I know what you’re thinking. This series is called “The view from the window”, so why did I caption this photo “The balcony beckons”? Well, outside the window was a lovely wide planted terrace, and it was no more than the work of a moment to lift a chair out that window and climb out after it myself, there to sit in comfort with a glass of wine and admire the view.

The view from the window


Fountain Series: Stately – Trevi Fountain, Rome

A portion of the Trevi Fountain, Rome

A portion of the Trevi Fountain, Rome

To the archives for this and next weeks’ stately/ornate fountains. This is just part of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Technically a Baroque fountain, I’m wickedly passing it off as stately — it is certainly ornate! According to Wikipedia, “The Trevi Fountain was finished in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini … The majority of the piece is made from Travertine stone … An estimated 3,000 Euros are thrown into the fountain each day [!]”.