"The Glory that was Greece; The Grandeur that was Rome." -Edgar Allan Poe
Upon seeing the Colosseum, I remember my favorite professor quoting Edgar Allan Poe referring to the great empire that Rome controlled, and the lavish buildings that the Romans built. One can never really understand and explain how Edgar compared Helen to the grandeur city of Rome, Italy. One have to
see it for himself to truly understand.
First Destination: Sant'Agnese in Agone at the artsy Piazza Navona
Second Destination: The Pantheon
I thought of wearing my brother's velvet blazer and "meander-band" pants for a more classic and appropriate look.
Check out baby bear munching on Gelato.
Tip: Don't forget to try Giolitti's Gelato at via Uffici del Vicario near the Pantheon. I also heard it's Obama's daughter's favorite ice cream parlor in Italy.
Check out the coffers! #Geek
Third Destination: Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)
Tip: Coin throwing - Throw your coin using your right hand over your left shoulder (or else.. your wish won't come true! LOL).
After throwing my first coin someone approached and corrected me. I think I threw a total of five coins just to make sure. HAHA (My mom brought soo many "piso" LOL)
Third Destination: The Altare della Patria (the Italian version of the Luneta Park featuring the monument of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of Italy)
Fourth Destination: Roman Forum
Fifth Destination: The Colosseo (The Colosseum)
As an Architecture Student, I was really happy to have seen both the Colosseum and Pantheon in person. I've seen it many times in movies and my history professor's powerpoint. But seeing (I also sat on a Corinthian Capital LOL - more on that later) it in flesh, surely made me more passionate with arts and design.
Velvet Blazer, Stolen from my brother A's closet, Topman
Shirt, Surplus Shop
"Meander-band" Pants, H&M
Matchy matchy with Mama Bear!
Our first day in Rome was very overwhelming, no? We decided to actually enter each tourist sites on different days. Watch out for that!
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