Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Our Hotel and More Mosaics

Nathaniel took this picture of me in the courtyard.  He was standing at the door to our room.  It was a really nice courtyard, and there was a little table with 2 chairs by our door that we sat at when we called the kids in the evenings.  This is the only picture I have of the room, but the room itself wasn't anything exciting:

It was clean, and we had our own bathroom (which is not necessarily the case in European hotels). 

The other side of the courtyard, to the right of our room when standing in the doorway.
The Trevi Fountain

And now, onto more mosaics.   And frescoes.  These are from the National Roman Museum.  It had 4 locations, but we only went to 2 of them.  The first one we went to put me back in mosaic heaven, and had the bonus of the fresco paintings.  Wonderful.  First, the mosaics:
Dad, I thought of you when I took this one!

This one made me think of Elijah.

And I knew Malachi and Lydia would get a kick out of this one.

And now the frescos.  Some of these I have seen in books.  The colors are still amazingly vivid about 2,000 years after they were painted!

This one was a surprise - the entire room was painted in this garden scene.  This is one I've seen in textbooks, but it was a pleasant surprise to come across it in the museum.  I probably would have spent more time here (and taken more pictures) but a school group of German teenagers came in right after we did, so we went on.


  1. Wow! How beautiful! I think I've said that on every post now (not very original, but so true!) it's so funny because as I was scrolling down I saw the fish, but didn't see what you wrote. I instantly thought, "That's for Jim." :) Haha! You look beautiful in that first picture!

  2. Thanks, girl! Yes, I couldn't resist the fish!