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Trip Over to Rome – Italy

The Eternal City

The Eternal City founded by Romulus, after he murdered his twin brother when they couldn’t agree on the location – this also solved the problem of what to call it….

Steeped in history, it is a living museum, during the course of each day in Rome you are walking through thousands of years of architecture, and looking at thousands of years of art works. Modern day Romans are friendly and relaxed, and oh so fashionable. Central Rome is a very easy walking city with most of the must sees all within a very small area, but there are many longer walks to be had and a very good bus and train system to get you quickly and easily to other areas. The small electric buses that fit easily in the very narrow Roman streets are great for sight seeing too, they go past most of the monuments. Catching one to where it is going then walking back is a great way to immerse yourself in Rome.

Campo dei Fiori
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Campo dei Fiori

Fortunately our apartment in Rome was a short walk to Campo dei Fiori (meaning field of flowers), so this wasn’t out of our way, we got to know the stall holders and bought lovely Italian wines, or a bit of Limoncello, to have on the terrace while we watched Rome go about the business of being Roman. Read more……………..

Spanish Steps in Rome
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Spanish Steps in Rome

The Spanish Steps, or as they are known in Italian – Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti, are more than just Rome’s meeting point, they were built in 1725 to access the Trinità dei Monti Church that sits majestically perched at the top, as it has done since 1585, desperately in need of stairs to access it for nearly 150 years. “Meet me at the Spanish Steps”……Read more……………..

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As much as the Martin Place Christmas tree always looks good - it's the same every year. I think we are due for something else. This one is great for the people visiting Sydney, but for thise of us who live here - can we please have a new style and colour next year????
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Still dreaming of travel.....
Prague, Berlin, Ljubljana
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The river that runs through Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens glinting in the sun.
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One of the more jungle looking areas of Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens.
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Looking across Sydney Harbour from the Royal Botanic Gardens, to Kirribilli House, the Prime Minister's Sydney residence, on the north side of the harbour.
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And there's the Martin Place Christmas Tree with the star on top.
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Happy New Year - wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2022 🥂🥳!!
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#sydneyfireworks2021 #happynewyear #sydneyaustralia #sydneywildlife
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Outside the York St entrance to the QVB, showing the fan of stained glass windows, and all the amazing details only see on old buildings. Why can't they make buildings like this anymore????
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#queenvictoriabuilding #qvbsydney #qvb #stainedglasswindow #yorkstreet #domesontheroof #historicbuildingsenrichourlives #oldbuildingsarebeautiful #amazingarchitecture #sydneycbd #shoppinginsydney #myhometown
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Having a whale of a time in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, this new whale installation is growing nicely.
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Christmas is over and we are getting ready for 2022....let's hope it's a good one!
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#martinplacechristmastree #martinplacesydney #martinplace #sydneygpobuilding #gpoclocktower #christmasinsydney #starontop⭐️️ #christmastree #staysafesydney💕
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Happy New Year - wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2022 🥂🥳!!
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#sydneyfireworks2021 #happynewyear #sydneyaustralia #sydneywildlife
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Sandstone sculpture in Sydney's Hyde Park, representing Earth, Fire and Water.
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The base of the QVB Christmas Tree going through the ceiling of the ground floor on it's way up to the dome on the roof.
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The Martin Place Christmas tree next to the old Sydney GPO clock tower.
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Dreaming of where to travel when it is safe to start exploring again....
London, New York, Rome.
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#royalhorseguards #stjamesspark #toweroflondon #historicroyalpalaces #traitorsgate #brooklynbridge #flatironbuilding #chryslerbuilding #pantheonrome #trevifountainrome #piazzadispagna #london #newyorkcity #rome #dreamingoftravel #getwellsoonworld
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They don't make stairs like this anymore! Inside the York St entrance to the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney's CBD. One of the most beautiful buildings in Sydney.....
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Let me out!! Bright pink flowers escaping through the fence.
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Top 9 Sydney photos this year. Each row from left to right...
Top Row - Sydney Opera House from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera House from the south east corner of St Leonards Park in North Sydney, a carved tree in the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens.
Middle Row - Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens, Fort Denison in Sydney Harbour, the old Coal Loader Wharf at Balls Head Reserve in Waverton.
Bottom Row - Sydney Harbour Bridge behind the residential towers in Milsons Point. Staircase in the Queen Victoria Building. Flowers at the Balls Head Centre for Sustanability.

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Darling Harbour from Pyrmont Bridge, looking very tropical on a Sydney spring day.
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Very impressive row of huge old trees in Hyde Park, Sydney. Walking in Hyde Park in my lunch break is my new thing.
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#hugetreeseverywhere #hydeparksydney #hydepark #walkinthepark #greengroundcover #intheshadeoftrees #sydneyaustralia #mysecretsydney #myhometown
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Another arrangement in the David Jones Spring Flower Show at Sydney's Elizabeth St store.
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Hyde Park in Sydney, much smaller than Hyde Park in London, but still a lovely piece of paradise in the middle of the city.
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#hydepark #hydeparksydney
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Playing chess in Hyde Park, Sydney. Just up from the entrance to St James Station.
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Martin Place Christmas tree on a sunny Sydney Christmas Day. Merry Christmas!🎄🥳🥂!
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Construction begins on the Christmas tree in Sydney's Martin Place.
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Looking down the George St side of the QVB from Market St. Originally built as a market building, now a lovely shop, eat or just admire,
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Beautiful gardens just next to the CBD, going down to the harbour and the Opera House.
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#royalbotanicgardenssydney #royalbotanicalgardens #walkinthepark
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Not sure what these are going to be when they grow up, but they're a nice spot of colour near the Hyde Park Chess Set. I'll have to go back and see if they have grown up!
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One of the most magnificent buildings in Sydney, not to mention great shopping!
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The giant art installation in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, called Sea of Hands, winding its way down from the Art Gallery Road gates.
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Field of flowers blooming in Hyde Park in Sydney.
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The David Jones Spring Flower Show at the Elizabeth St store in the Sydney CBD.
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The top of the QVB with the star up in the dome.
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The beautiful lit works of art hanging under the dome in the QVB in Sydney as part of Vivid Sydney.
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One of the stained glass windows above the George St entrance to the Queen Victoria Building in the Sydney CBD. The building was originally a market, then left in ruins before being meticulously restored and converted into shops and restaurants.
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Another one of the stained glass windows at the George St entrance to the Queen Victoria Building.
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A glimpse of blue shy between down pours of torrential rain over Sydney. The Archibald Fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park, with St Mary's Cathedral in the background.
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Happy New Year - wishing you all the best for a fabulous 2022 🥂🥳!!
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#sydneyfireworks2021 #happynewyear #sydneyaustralia #sydneywildlife
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The old bridge now closed to traffic, make a nice walk at lunchtime to get out in the fresh air.
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#pyrmontbridge #pyrmontbridgesydney #lunchtimewalk #oldbridge #sydneyinwinter #sydney #sydneyaustrailia #sydneycbd
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Top 9 flower pics in Sydney.
Top Row and Middle Row - Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens
Bottom Row - Balls Head Reserve, Waverton.
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These little flowers are loving all the rain in Sydney, me, not so much ⛈!
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Vivid Sydney light show on Customs House in Circular Quay, the cold night didn't stop some of us hardy souls from getting out there. You don't often need hats, gloves, scarves and coats in Sydney, but I was so glad to have all those items on. ❄!
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The base of the Martin Place Christmas Tree in place ready for the next layer to go up.
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Walking around Sydney there are so many flowers spilling out of peoples gardens.
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Vivid Sydney at the QVB.
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St Mary's Cathedral across the road from Hyde Park in Sydney. The spires were only added in 2000, prior to that there were just the two square towers with flat tops.
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St Mary's Cathedral behind the Archibald Fountain in Sydney's Hyde Park.
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Merry Christmas from sunny Sydney!🎄🥂🥳🎄!!
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Looking the other way down Hyde Park's main pathway at the back of the Archibald Fountain and on to Macquarie St.
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