Italy & Spain. Travel Photography

As you may or may not know, my wife and I recently took a vacation to Rome, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.  The word "amazing" does not begin to describe it.  We had such a fantastic time.  Rome is now my favorite place in the world.  If you look back a couple posts on my blog, you can see the roll of film I shot while in Rome... well, here's the digital photos I shot.  I seriously narrowed this down as much as was humanly possible.   Enjoy.  






St. Peter's Basilica, the most impressive church I've ever seen







We actually found the Pantheon by accident. A happy accident







One of my favorite things about Rome is all the amazing little side streets to just wander down with little agenda, so much charachter




I should note that Meg took this photo











a Panoramic of the Roman Forum from Palentine Hill.  If you look at the top right of the image, you can see the Colosseum




I know this and a few of the following photos are a bit cliche... but I could not resist, and I think they came out pretty cool.  How do you not shoot photos of the Colosseum all lit up at night?




So many ruins all over the city, and lit up at night.


Trevi Fountain.  It is said that if you turn your back to the fountain and throw a coin in, you are guaranteed to return to Rome.  You better believe we did that





Meg took this photo to show me the ridiculous face I make when I take photos.  I can't believe no one has pointed this out before.




This just struck me as so European.




Nearly every story I have from Italy ends with "and then we got gelato."  It was so good and the Gelaterias were all over the place.



Our flight from Rome to Barcelona was delayed five hours.  This is Meg in the airport about 3 hours in.



La Segrada Familia, a very cool church that I guess is constantly under construction.







A very cool neighborhood in Barcelona, reminded me of Rome.




If you find yourself in Barcelona, stop in a small shop and get yourself a Nuetella crepe or waffle or both, they are fantastic.



See? don't they look good?


Seriously, such an amazing trip.  So many nice people, great food, and unbelievable sights.  I did prefer Rome, not that Barcelona wasn't fun, but I don't think it can compare to the Eternal City.