14 February 2009

and a Roman Holiday...

will complete my vacation in Italia in the weeks ahead. One of my all time favorite movies was on last Sunday is Director William Wyler's film "Roman Holiday" with Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert. Watching it made me smile as they showed a vintage 1950s Rome. The Spanish Steps, the Forum, the Tiber with Castel Sant Angelo in the background, the Trevi Fountain and many other places were highlighted during the course of the film. One of my favorite scenes is when Audrey gets on the vespa and takes off on a wild ride through the streets of Rome and finally winds up at the local Police Station explaining her escapade.

From Rome I am planning some other little day trips by train. One will be to Anzio located an hour and a half south of Rome and on the coast. And, I am also returning to Orvieto and Deruta. I have not been back to either in over ten years and am looking forward to soaking in the ambiance of both hill towns. Both are located north and west of Rome.

Finally am starting to pack. Picked up a foldable piece of luggage at Target today just in case I need the extra space returning. I will be able to carry it on as I am not carrying on anything going other than my cameras. Found a nice compact camera case that goes across my body and holds everything nice and neat; I was hoping I would find something lightweight and practical. And, I also decided to pick up a 3/4 length black trench coat that isn't too heavy and will work perfectly over a sweater and blouse or whatever. It was either a black one or a green and white printed one...lol. So...

Thank you all, each and every one for your well wishes on my previous post and I look forward to sharing my photographs and stories with all of you when I return. Until then, take care and I will hopefully get a post up for My World the first week of March.

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Gaelyn said...

Erin, have a marvelous trip. Take lots of photos to share with your stories.
Black is slim and sexy girl.

Happy Valentines Day!

Anonymous said...

Have fun an can't wait to see some photos upon your return.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Happy Hearts Day

The Whispering Poppies said...

Have a fabulous time! I can't wait to see your photos - I am sure they will be brethtaking! =)

MedaM said...

What an exciting time for you preparing for such a wonderful trip. I hope you will have a great time there and take lots of beautiful photos to share with us.
I love old movies and I too remember of “Roman Holiday” film with Audrey and Gregory.

Tanya said...

Oh I cannot wait to hear all about it and see all the great pictures you're taking! Have fun, I'm assuming you are already there!

Debra said...

I hope you're able to fit in Lucca~ it's amazing. Have a wonderful time and don't hold back-eat what you want, drink what you want- and take it all in. Can't wait to hear all about it.
My word verification is "torsso"- o.k. ... so maybe don't eat everything that you want- but almost!

Magnolia Street Style said...

You are living my dream. Enjoy your trip I hope you'll share lots of photos with us when you return.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I keep checking, waiting for your return. It seems like you've been gone forever! Yes....I'm a little impatient. hehe

I can't wait to read and see all about your vacation and travels. I hope you share tons of photos and stories.

I adore Audrey Hepburn movies. My favorite is My Fair Lady.

Well, I hope you're having the time of your life, my friend!

Take Care,

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

heheh! I was just going through and reading your other comments after I posted my own...and saw that the word verification is now 'Grasci'.

(I know....not the exact spelling, but still, isn't that cute?!)


Tom Atkins said...

Safe travels!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You know...I have NEVER seen this movie yet heard of it my whole life...and was also thinking today I'd like to see a movie soon (laptop variety, while the guys are seeing their shows on t.v.)
I'm gonna hunt it down once and for all!