Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Watery Wednesday in Rome

Fontana di Trevi was a kind of legend in my family: back in 1984, when comunism was still very strong in Romania, and the chances to leave the country for a holiday were almost impossible, my favourite aunt had the chance to travel to Italy, and from there to Portugal, and further on to Angola. She sent me a post card from Rome, with a wonderful sight: a fountain with amazing statues. When she returned she told me stories about the city. So, you see, the first thing my better half & I visited in Rome was exactly this: Fontana di Trevi. I called my aunt from the spot and tell her where I was. She was delighted. And that postcard from the 80's... I still have it!

12 comments:

  1. How wonderful you brought your old postcard to life! How even neater is the fact that you could tell the relative who first introduced you to it that you had also experienced it in person! What wonderful memories you are making.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can well understand it. I haven't been there, but it is high on my list!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great and interesting photography. We have a restaurant here (Adelaide, South Australia) named after the fountain.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a nice story. Is this fountain the famous fountain that has been in a lot of movies. It is a gorgeous fountains. Thanks for sharing your WW.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wonderful pictures of a magnificent fountain! Thanks for an interesting Watery Wednesday. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's a gorgeous post. The pictures are amazing, and so is your family story. I remember reading about those days back in school. Living them would be something else again.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have an interesting blog and a fascinating post about your trip to the famous fountain in Rome.Lovely shots too. I've always wanted to go there since I heard the song "Three Coins in a Fountain"

    ReplyDelete
  8. Rome looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wunderbare Bilder! Und manchmal denke ich wirklich, dass diejenigen, die vor der Wende nicht so reisen konnten wie das westliche Europa, inzwischen mehr von Europa gesehen haben als wir anderen. In Rom war ich nämlich auch noch nie.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Elke

    ReplyDelete
  10. That's such a great story!

    The fountain is amazing. I went to Rome a long time ago (1996 I think) and still remember standing in front of the fountain taking it all in. I think my main memory of Rome is everything being so big and over-the-top!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Fine pictures of this interesting fountain and even better comment. A fine story to share. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Isn't it a breath-taking, walking through narrow streets and all of sudden there is this several stories high, magnificent fountain in front of you?

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments are most appreciated!