19 Sep 2012

Late summer traveling

Hi there!
Last week I went to Rome for a short holiday with my parents. After a year filled with archeology and art history this is like a dream coming true, even though Ruby and I visited the city before. I took a gazillion pictures, which I'd love to show to you! Of course I don't want to overwhelm you so I forced forced myself to make a selection. Are you ready? Here they come !

I saw my name on the ground! How awesome is that?! And check those huge lashes, spotted at the airport in Eindhoven! I wonder which mascara she used. ;)  The green parrot-like bird can be found in almost every park in Rome. But they are perfectly camouflaged, so prepare to search a while!
Oh yes, of course we visited al the main touristic attractions, since they are pretty interesting. :)
Seeing the Angel's castle reminded me immediately at Angels & Demons (aka The Bernini Mystery's film version). (right top)
A very creepy me below at the corner, but some beautiful light in the overly decorated basilica.
On top of the dome...

Way too crowded at the Trevi fountain. But I guess it actually works. Since I threw a coin last time, and here we are, two years later I'm in Rome again!
Finally satisfied when I found some shadow and a place to sit. It was 30° in the middle of the day, waaaay to hot for my stay-inside-whole-August-body! And the stupid thing is that I'm not even a little bit tanned after dying of heath for 5 days!
Yup, birdspotting was one of my favourite temporary hobbies. Man I love my tele lens!
And meet my friend the pineapple! Probably the closest I ever get to a boyfriend ;)

Of course I did some shopping too. I bought a perfect "thing" to add to Ruby's birthday present, which unfortunately didn't survived very well in my suitcase. :( I also bought Urban Decay's NAKED palette! That was standing on my wishlist for a very long time, but we haven't got a Sephora in Belgium. And it turned out that Rome's Fashion Night Out was held that week! I couldn't miss that of course. After some high fashion outfits, a fashion show, way too loud music and several flyers, I succeeded to buy a black jacket/cardigan at Promod. Finally! My previous one was totally worn-out.
At certain moment a woman gave my very enthusiastic a flyer when she saw me. She asked something too but after making clear I just speak English she looked disappointed. But something in her first reaction made me very curious about the content of that flyer. Later google translate helped me and it appeared to be some course to become a stylist, or a designer. Now I'm wondering if that's a compliment or insult about my style, certainly since I was dressed in my easy going tourist outfit! :p
Now I'm (desperately) enjoying the last part of my vacation. My class begins next Monday al ready! On the other hand I can't wait to move to my new place. But first a foam party Friday, I'm really curious :D


  1. Rome looks beautiful in your photographs! I don't think you look creepy at al - I love seeing photos of women taking photos (especially if it's aimed at me) :) That looks like you and Ruby together in the lower left hand photo looking out at the Colosseum? Glad you got to enjoy Rome's Fashion Night Out, saw so many interesting sites and are enjoying the last part of your vacation.

  2. Leuke foto's, je gebruikt je telelens goed ;)
    x Hanne

  3. cool pics ! you're so lucky you went on the vogue fashio n nght out it must have been great

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  5. What's not to adore here!Perfect,honey!;)

  6. hahahah, you will have a boyfriend one day, no need for the pineapples.
    Anyway, looks like you’ve had such a nice trip! Thanks so much for sharing, girl :)

  7. I like your blog, I like your style, everything is fine!
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  8. Ah Rome is gorgeous isn't it? I went a few years ago and still dream of that architecture and the ice cream.. xx

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