The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Wednesday Wanderings: The Eternal Enchantress

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There is a city on seven hills that has captured my heart, my soul, my everything. I could sit and write about her all night. I would show you her piazzas and fountains, her churches and ruins. I would tell you her story as the mother of an Empire. Or I could whisper her secrets, if you’re willing to hear.
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But no. I will reveal her beauty slowly, tantalizingly. Hoping she will charm you as she has charmed me. I do not believe in reincarnation, yet from the first time that I walked on the cobbled streets of Rome I felt like I had been there before. Each time I visit I leave a little piece of me in the shadow of her ruins, by the trickling water of her thousand fountains. And Roma herself has bewitched me completely and, like an insatiable lover, keeps me going back for more.
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Photographed in Rome, June 2003
Nine years … it’s been way too long …

14 comments:

  1. I have seen almost all corners of Italy, but never had time enough to visit Rome ! One day ...

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    1. you really need to visit Rome - it is so beautiful. You would love it.

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  2. Lovely Photos, the second one its my favourite, very good, realy :)

    Hope u can visti my blog, i will be very glad and happy :D
    With Love *

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  3. i share your love of this city - it truly is enchanted.....your beautiful words and images do it honor.

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  4. it does sound like an enchantress :)

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  5. oh yes, whenever i'm in rome, i see art everywhere. i miss my old apartment there quite close to the trastevere area.

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  6. You brought this city to life with your beautiful words but then you do that with all the places you visit : ) The last time I was in Rome was when I was a teenager, way too long ...

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  7. Hi Loree,
    just read some posts I had missed, loved your Love post,
    and the mouse cake, too cute, enjoy the weekend,
    Maureen

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  8. It is a gorgeous city...you are so right Loree, enchanting is the best way to describe it. I have wonderful memories of getting lost in Rome one afternoon, on purpose. Maybe we passed each other that day... :)
    Jeanne xx

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  9. Wow..I love places like this! Beautiful place and gorgeous architecture!

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  10. How I love Rome! I can't wait to read more of your installments.. I adore old cities with so much history behind them.
    Wishing you a lovely week, mon ami! xoxo, B

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