The main purpose of this trip was to visit our twin 2-year-old grandsons in Africa. Of the 9 days in Africa, five were spent along the south coast – a beach house near Plettenberg Bay with day trips to places like George SA. Of course I took hundreds of pictures of the boys; only a few are shown here: AFRICA.
Then to Rome for 5 nights/4 days. If you are a street photographer, Rome is the place to be – lots of activity and no end of interesting characters. Yes, it has more than it’s share of garbage but if you have a party every night, you can’t expect to look all that great the next morning. With the number of bars and restaurants around it amazes be that they manage to get rid of it at all.
One of the things we did was follow a self-guided Rick Steves walking tour – starting in the morning at the Campo de’ Fiori market and working our way to the Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain is amazing as are all the famous archaeological sites in Rome; but you won’t find many of those pictures here. What fascinated me was: the gardens on roofs; the clinging vines around the doors of bars and shops; the trees along the Tiber; the interesting graffiti; cats poking their head out of windows and other signs of ordinary life in a city that is far from ordinary. Some pictures here: ROME.