Today, I am thinking of Rome and Italian food because I am dealing with the load of tomatoes that my husband has plunked down on our kitchen counter over the course of the week. I have close to fifty tomatoes to use today in a batch of tomato sauce that I will be canning for pizza sauce. We're big fans of pizza here in the grey cottage on the hill.
So, while the smell of tomato sauce builds to a peak in the kitchen, I have downloaded a few choice shots of our trip to Rome, several years back. We went as a delayed anniversary gift to ourselves. Flew into the little airport outside the city on a Ryan Air flight and took the bus into the city, muddled our way to a small pension near the Colosseum and spent five days walking and gawking, eating and drinking wine, and soaking up the Roman 'attitude'. It was wonderful!
I loved the small shops with all manner of foodstuffs. The windows were always so picturesque.
The Colosseum was a tired old wreck of a building that the Italian government is trying to preserve and restore ... I found its upper reaches far more photo-worthy than the actual street level architecture. The moon played along nicely.
We tossed our three coins into the Trevi Fountain, kissed on the deal, and trusted that we'd make it back to Rome sometime in the future. We haven't yet gone back, but life's long and who knows? For now, we have our memories ... and pizza sauce cooking in the kitchen!
Now ... link up over at Alyce's blog athomewithbooks and check out the other Saturday Snapshot posts that folks have shared! Get busy and post your own photoshare ... it's always fun to see what inspires everyone else!