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Phil's Wine Site
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Monday, September 04, 2006Hey guys, just got back from Rome, with plenty of photos for all you guys to see. The flight itself wasn't too bad. I didn't find out until after I swapped into it that it's a notorious horror flight, but the trip we did wasnt too bad. On the Rome-Dubai leg we were delayed for 3 hours inside the aircraft because the air conditioning wasn't working, and because of that the passengers were quite restless the rest of the way, but apart from that it was okay.
It was also the first time I had a deadheading flight. This is where we fly (in either Business or first class) for the sake of positioning - there was already a crew operating for the Rome-Nice leg and we were taking over for Nice-Rome-Dubai. As it turned out, there was no one flying first class, so we got upgraded, and for 45 minutes we got treated like royalty.
So... here are the photos from Rome. They look pretty good already, but you can't possibly fathom how beautiful the place is unless you visit Rome yourself. The amount of photos here also warrants it being the largest post in my blog to date.
Side view of the Vittoriano building, located at the Piazza Venezia
Ruins of the Foro Romano, the forum of the Ancient Roman Empire.
The Vittoriano, in all it's Italian glory
Me outside the Colosseum, with a guy in gladiator costume to the side
The very famous Trevi Fountain
Shari and I outside the Trevi fountain
A picture of me with Pinocchio
The main altar thingo of Stani Apostoli
The stunning roof of Santi Apostoli
Inside and outside of the Pantheon
Spanish Steps, at the Piazza de Spagna
Christine filling up water out of the boat monument at the Spanish steps. The water out of here and the Trevi fountain is very pure and refreshing, and certainly better than the tap water in Dubai.
Castel St Angelo. Built as a fortress, sometimes a prison, and a museum, it is best known as the summer residence of the Pope.
The Swiss guards, who have the responsibility of looking after the Vatican. They also only speak German, believe it or not.
The Piazza St Pietro in the Vatican City, also more well known as St Peter's Basillica square, where the Pope is seen doing his handshakes and whatnot on the balcony.
The Via del Corse at twilight. I think we were eating gelato at the time.
Next flight is to Athens, which I know is going to be excellent. It's also only a 5 hour flight direct, so even if we get passengers that are stroppy, it will be mercifully short.0 comments