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Rome Revisited

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Again, although I wish it were true, I did not actually go to Rome again (I did make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, so someday). I took another look at my photos from Rome and found a few that I shouldn’t have been so quick to dismiss the first time around.

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If you haven’t already read it, you can see from my Paris Revisited post why I decided to look at this album again. Will I go for round 3? Maybe. For now though my goal is to shoot some more this year, since I’ve been pretty bad about taking my camera places with me.

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Paris Revisited

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Don’t be fooled by the title of this post – I (unfortunately) didn’t actually go back to Paris and come back with another thousand photographs. While Paris is definitely still high up on my list of places to travel to, I simply decided to revisit my existing collection of photos.

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It’s been six months since I returned from my trip, and I decided to take a look at all the photos I’d dismissed at the time as not quite up to the mark. After sorting through the thousands of photos taken over 11 days and the processing the ones I’d flagged, I was saturated. Yes, I love Paris, but I was done with the photographs and had no desire to see the ‘discarded’ ones again.

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Or so I thought. On a whim I decided to go through my photos again, and I have to say that the few months that have gone by made me look at the photos with a new perspective. I didn’t just see hundreds of photos of the Eiffel Tower or gardens or museums that all blurred into one another – I was able to look at them carefully and pick out a few that I liked as much as the first round of edits.

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This little exercise was certainly good for me, and it made me realise something very important – don’t delete the photograph unless it is absolutely, absolutely terrible. You never know. Next stop: Rome!

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Of Sculptures. And More Sculptures.

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If you’ve been to Rome, you’re more than likely to notice sculptures. Everywhere. From the fountains to the museums, Rome is full of some of the most breathtaking sculptures I’ve ever seen. I don’t have a single artistic bone in my body, and certainly not the hand-eye co-ordination required to be able to even mould Play-Doh, so I was just in awe of these great, ancient pieces of art just adorning the streets and piazzas and so accessible to everybody.

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Although the Vatican Museum has some gorgeous paintings by the masters of art, the smaller selection of sculptures certainly deserve their place in one of the world’s most famous museums.

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If I had to choose the sculpture I liked most (and I certainly didn’t see them all), it would be down to the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), and I don’t think I could pick between the two.

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If you’ve been to Rome, do you have one sculpture that just took your breath away?

PS: Please forgive the inundation of photos from Europe. I took a LOT of photos while there, and Rome and Paris are just so gorgeous that I love sharing them.