Monday, 7 November 2011

Roma (Part 2)

1) Vatican City
2) Saints

If the rest of Rome was crowded, the queue to get into the Vatican City was insane. We bought queue-jump tickets and by-passed hundreds and hundreds of sweaty people waiting under the sun. I knew I was very blessed to be back again, so I was determined to admire the artwork inside for as long as it took.

3) Part of Raphael's The School of Athens
4) Raphael's The Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple

We were packed like sardines inside the Sistine Chapel. Ventilation was poor and tour groups were quickly herded through the room like sheep. I wonder if anyone actually saw the beauty Michelangelo created. We were lucky enough to grab seats as soon as a couple left. We sat there for ages listening to our audio guide and we took our time appreciating the paintings. My neck ached like crazy because the ceiling was very high, but I knew that I couldn't take my eyes away from the world-famous Sistine Chapel ceiling. I kept staring and staring at The Creation of Adam until the image of God's hand giving life to Adam was burned into my mind. The Last Judgement is also another Michelangelo masterpiece I'll remember for a very long time.

5) Spiral staircase
6) The Mouth of Truth

Fans of Audrey Hepburn who've seen the movie Roman Holiday would know that the Mouth of Truth would bite off your hand if you were a liar. Well, I'm glad to report that both of us have still got our hands intact. I guess we're very honest people.

7) Inside a mini church
8) Piazza Navona
9) Artist at work
10) Tiramisu
11) Protest
On the last night we were in Rome, there was a peaceful protest just right outside our hotel. We weren't caught in the commotion, but did have a bit of trouble getting back into the hotel. It was peaceful, though, so there was no cause for worry.

I realized I'm not very good at talking about my trips, but they say a picture paints a thousand words so this post and the last should be worth a lot. I hope you've enjoyed the pictures, anyway.

Check out Roma (Part 1) here*click*!


  1. Oh, I love it so much!! Roman Holiday!!! I love it, Joey! Like, a lot. Haha! So many exclamation points and can you imagine the number of times I've typed the word love. 

    This is soooo beauteous! XD

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  3. I'm drooling over your tiramisu!!! so picturesque <3

  4. everything is so beautiful ! :D ugh i heard from my friends and relatives when t hey travel in tour groups ,they had to move so fast they barely get to enjoy. the downside of travelling in big groups D: 

  5. wow each post just gets more & more amazing!! you seriously had a freaking awesome vacation girl! lol i totally remember that Mouth of Truth from the movie! omggg that Tiramisu is making me drool teeheee

  6. Dear Joey, These pictures are lovely and they reminded me of my previous trip to Rome. Just like what you said, Sistine Chapel was jammed packed with people but it was well worth the long wait and queue as the paintings were breath-taking. I quite like the spiral stairs and Pantheon. I pretty much was imagining the whole scene from the Da vinvi code movie. lol
    Very much enjoyed your photos and Im glad you didnt get caught in the protest despite being near it.

    As to your previous post, I wanted to say that your outfit has an uncanny resemblance to TINtin. How very cute.

  7. I'm so glad the Mouth of Truth didn't bite off your hands. I'd be too scared to fib in front of it, even though I know it's only a legend. LOL.

    I love these photos, Joey. MORE!

    xx{ish}.,Mae Lu @ ~thereafterish.!

  8. i miss rome. i didn't know they have queue-jump tickets. beautiful photos. 

  9. Glad to know you guys aren't liars! hahaha

    Shasie of Live
    Life in Style

  10. Gorgeous pictures. Rome looks like such a wonderful place to visit. *_* The city looks so rich with culture. LOVE!!


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