Saturday 27 June 2009

Plane delayed...

Yes, thats a storm....and I was about to get on the plane. Not at all bloody impressed.

Friday 26 June 2009

Buying herbs from Mario. (sight under construction)
Some shopping in the market square of Campo dei Fiori.

One of the many shosp dedicated to selling 'jesus paraphernalia' in Vatican City.( If you got a post card from me, check the stamp)

Nuns praying at the top of St Peter's Basilica

Too many tourists to get the perfect result at the Vatican Museum on those famous stairs.

Relaxing after a day of walking around.

Thursday 25 June 2009

The dank metro system of Rome....Perfect for photos and movies.

The turtles humping seem to be a recurrent theme every summer.

A visit to the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna. Lots of beautiful modern work including The three ages of woman by Gustav Klimt

Certainly could not walk another step. Rome's tram system was a rather agreeable substitute to talking a cab.

Nice photo taken by Chris but a truly terrible, over priced restaurant in Rome, Osteria dell' Anima. The food was half cold, tasteless,bland and may well have been from the service of the night before.. To top it off they screwed up our order. Not at all impressed. However the waiter was nice.

Wednesday 24 June 2009

A reminder of a very good friend back in Paris who would have loved the trip also.

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At the Colosseum. Panoramic made using photoshop's photomerge.

Me trying to look exceptionally happy although my feet were terrible sore after walking around Palatine Hill in pretty ballerinas. I suggest those ugly but practical walking sandals. bah humbug

'Ristorante-Pizzeria' Parione
Excellent Pizza and wine at a very reasonable price.

A stroll in my favourite Piazza.

We invested in the Roma Pass which allows you to travel on all modes of public transport in Rome for 3 days and allows you entry to 2 museums, art galleries or historical sights and also discounts to the others. Worth the price at 23 Euros and you can bypass the queues.

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Hand made paper, stationary and leather bound journals at IL PAPIRO

Traditional Middle eastern cuisine under the Ponte Sant' Angelo

vintage Clothes shops on the Via del Governo Vecchio (close to the Piazza Navona )

Chris in front of the Monument Vittorio Emanuele II

At 3,50 euros for a grande 3 scoop, who can resist?

We took Easy jet flights from Paris Orly airport to Rome Ciampino International Airport.
Not amazing however it's cheap and tolerable for a flight under 2 hours.

Airport to Rome transfer by Terravision can be found in many Eu cities.

We stayed at the Pisana palace hotel really modern newly refurbished 4 star hotel.

Monday 15 June 2009

Black sessions with Valerie listening to the disturbingly eerie performance of Soap & Skin as she serenades us into a 'Lynchian' state.

Saturday 13 June 2009

Great icecream just down the road from us.
36 Avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75017, Paris.

Friday 12 June 2009

Sadly Zen zoo was closed....
Found a lovely 'retaurant Japonais' Hokkaido ( 14 Rue Chabanais, Paris 75002. 01 42 60 50 95 )

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Really great gig, had a super time. Orlando Weeks steals a small portion of my heart. I am charmed by his earnest effort to overcome his lack of confidence on stage. His alluring awkwardness is simply Delectable.

The Maccabees or their my space.
Was a tad freaked out by the other band, Red light company Spooky eyes. You could hear the girls in the audience all presuming that it was surely them his eyes were fixed upon!! "il m'a regardé comme... ohh je ne sais pas comment"

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Lunch with Valerie at the Comptoir had a super spicy ginger juice.

Pic not by me as the Ricoh is out of action!
John and Jehn at the la maroquinerie tonight.

Monday 8 June 2009

I am heart broken today. As my beautiful little Ricoh compact has stopped working.
Will have to borrow the nikon compact untill I can replace my Fred.

Sunday 7 June 2009

Charlie Birdy serve a might fine burger.....but not so great with the nachos!

Saturday 6 June 2009

Breakfast chez Estelle

Friday 5 June 2009

Sunlight in the flat, very rare indeed.