• NEW Etsy Shop Now Open!

    Hello everyone!   Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.   EXCITING NEWS!   My new Etsy shop is now open and canvas prints are available for immediate purchase.  I only place prints I have in stock on the Etsy store, so you can be assured your print will be couriered the very next business day after confirmation of purchase.   Please click on images below to be taken to my store.   Enjoy and thanks again for stopping by.   Cheers Adrian  🙂    

  • Day 4 Rome

    Day 4 Rome – Today is my last day in Rome, as well Italy.  Sad to leave as I have encountered so much beauty here and made great new friends.   I started the day off by visiting another country and the smallest in the world in fact, Vatican City.  Such incredible history in just one large area.  I went into the Vatican Museum and witnessed some of the most amazing artworks, including of course the masterpiece Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.  Then it was onto St Peter’s Basilica the large church which is built upon the apostle Peter’s tomb.   After the Vatican I went onto the Castel Sant Angelo. …

  • Day 3 Rome

    Day 3 Rome – Today was another perfect day although a tad hot.  Forced me to buy a hat, and after much bartering, got one for a massive 5 euro.   I spent three quarters of the day at the Palatino (Palatine) and Foro Romano (Roman Forum).  They are located next to the Colosseum.  There was a bit of ground to cover and was quite exhausting, but worth it in the end as you see ancient Rome at its best.  I went into the ruins of the Emporor Augustus house with perfectly preserved remnants of Roman frescoes on the walls that are over 2000 years old.  From the top of the Palatino…

  • Day 2 Rome

    Day 2 Rome – The perfect day here in the Eternal City.   Blue skies and pleasant temperature greeted me as I started my walk around Rome.   First stop was the Piazza Navona, then I went to the Pantheon which when inside blew my mind.  It is the resting place of the famous painter Rapheal and the open roof lets this beam of sunlight in which made for a great shot with the 10mm lens.  From there I went to the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and then finally to the inside of the Colosseum.  Very impressed with all I saw, but I want to tell of a nice moment I witnessed…

  • Day 1 Rome

    Day 1 Rome –  On  the train here today you could just tell you were getting close to Rome.  The telltale signs of fields of olive trees or other produce with the simple “roman” style home in the middle.  Small parts of ruins started to come into the picture and soon enough I was at Roma Termini.   As I expected Rome is a busy city and also “touristy”.  This afternoon I went for a walk to the Colosseum for something to quickly do before dinner.  I did not go inside as I ran out of time, but it is a pretty impressive structure.  Will venture inside in the coming days…