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Sue And John’S Trip To Italy

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Sue And John’S Trip To Italy

  1. 1. Sue and John’s Trip to Italy June 15-June 23, 2009
  2. 2. The curtain behind our window that Looked out to the Piazza Farnese… We stayed with the Bridgine Sisters…in Their monastery that dates from the 1300’s…...
  3. 3. A Bridgine Sister Walking home….
  4. 4. Our view….
  5. 5. Another View: French Embassy with architecture by Michelangelo (the roof projection)
  6. 6. Michelangelo’s Roof Projection
  7. 7. John looking out from our room at the Brigidine monastery,… Roma!!!
  8. 8. The sisters would Sing like angels And the bell would Sound at 7am…. ..the day begins!
  9. 9. ,,,content…
  10. 10. Our Beautiful Terrace
  11. 11. Bernini…..
  12. 12. An Italian artist exploring Piazza Navona…..
  13. 13. Ancient Rome with new Rome wrapped around….
  14. 14. View from the table of our first lunch in Italy….
  15. 15. John and Bernini….
  16. 16. Dinner on Piazza Navona…. In front of the Bernini ‘Four Rivers’ fountain
  17. 17. Four Rivers….
  18. 18. This picture doesn’t do it justice but….I was thrilled to find this obelisk,…brought over from Egypt by Augustus after he conquered Mark Antony and Cleopatra….. ….I touched the obelisk… and….now I am a little part of the story….
  19. 19. Morning of John’s 60th Birthday…St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  20. 20. Sue wears a dress for John’s BD!!!
  21. 21. With his holiness……
  22. 22. John received a BD blessing…
  23. 23. An Italian artist on a mission from God…..to the Sistine Chapel….
  24. 24. Some BD dreams do come true……
  25. 25. Yoga in the Vatican Museum……
  26. 26. John was inspired to take communion at St. Peter’s….on his BD…..
  27. 27. A taxi ride to the train station…
  28. 28. Our Terrace in Florence…..
  29. 29. Piazza del Duomo….
  30. 30. Climbing Brunelleschi’s incredible …..Dome
  31. 31. John looking off ‘del Duomo’….onto the beautiful city of Florence
  32. 32. ‘Contra Posta’ in the Pallazo Vecchio…
  33. 33. Contemplating in Florence….@ the ‘Orto de Medici’ Hotel… beautiful…
  34. 34. Farmacia Santa Novella….
  35. 35. Back to Rome…..
  36. 36. Back to our beloved Brigidine home…
  37. 37. On our last day….it rained at the Pantheon!!!!! Another dream- come-true…
  38. 38. Rain in the Pantheon
  39. 39. In the Pantheon,…in the rain….
  40. 40. Forum Pillars….
  41. 41. Italiano!!!!
  42. 42. Colosseum…..
  43. 43. The remnants of a temple built by Augustus Caesar for his sister Octavia…..
  44. 44. Last sunset…. In Roma.
  45. 45. Last evening….. on our beloved Piazza Farnese, sipping espresso and sambuca…..
  46. 46. John at FCO airport……
  47. 47. Arrivederci Roma! Lo amiamo!
  48. 48. Our journey was a little piece of magic. We met many, very special people. We were enriched. We were blessed. We are changed for the better. Music by Sergio Franchi and Lucia Battista Photoshop, PowerPoint and commentary by Susan … Journey inspired by John’s 60th Birthday and…. Sue’s 50th!

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