Photo of the Day: Baby’s First History Lesson

My husband showing Baby K the black & white canvas photos of our trip to Italy. It’s never to early to learn a little history & geography!

Photo of the Day: Roman Architecture

Now that they have returned safely, I can finally say that my parents have been on a Mediterranean cruise for the past 10 days. From the brief photos I saw at the airport last night, it looks like I definitely need to add Greece to my bucket list. The cruise started and ended in Rome – one of my favorite cities. I was there exactly two years ago … though it barely feels like two months ago. Italy is one of those countries I think I could visit over and over again.

The pantheon in Rome, Italy, taken May 2011

Project 52 Week 20: Remembering Italy

In an effort to populate my etsy site with Kansas City photographic prints, I took some photos of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this week. It’s not quite like the cathedrals I saw a year ago in Italy, but it’s still a beautiful structure.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Kansas City.

If you would like to purchase Kansas City wall art with 100% proceeds going to Relay For Life, check out my etsy site.

Day 169-170: Weekend of Celebrations

We had a great time hanging out with friends and family this weekend. On Saturday Jerod & I attended his company picnic, where we were thoroughly entertained by a game of pinata. Later than afternoon his parents came to stay with us, and on Sunday we got to celebrate Father’s Day with both of our dads together for the first time. We also had a viewing of our Italy photos, complete with lasagna, bruschetta, salad, tiramisu, and Bellini’s.

Luna was the fieriest pinata player I've ever seen!
Celebrating Father's Day with Stub & Deano.

Days 136-149: Drumroll Please … (Italia!)

I’m sure you’ve all been sitting anxiously by your computers waiting for these photos, so without further ado, here are my daily photos from Italy. Please be patient while I work on the other 1100 or so. I’ll post the best ones on Facebook. If you aren’t on Facebook and you’d like to see them, shoot me an email and I can send you a link.

Heading down the International terminal in Chicago for our 9-hour flight to Rome.
Looking up at the Trinità dei Monti church and obelisk at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome.
Massive crowds watch as the Pope rides by in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
The Florence Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) and it's bell tower at dusk.
Looking past the Fountain of Neptune in the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
Lighting candles inside Milan's Duomo.
A hazy, yet peaceful view atop Mt. Tamaro in the Swiss Alps.
A night view of St. Peter's Square in Venice.
Taking a gondola ride in Venice, along with every other tourist.
We visited the quaint town of Ravenna, mostly populated with bicyclists.
Beautiful Italian countryside between Perugia and Pompeii.
One of our breathtaking views from the Isle of Capri near Sorrento.
It felt like heaven's gates were opening as we entered St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican - light was shining through the Cupola as the choir sang for Mass.
Even though we were supposed to be home by 7:30, the sun set on us while we were waiting for a flight home from Chicago.



Day 154: Souvenirs, Parte Tre

I saved the best souvenir for last. It’s a handmade wooden inlayed music box/jewelry box from Sorrento. It plays the Italian song, Funiculi, Funicula. It’s a catchy little tune, but we’re finding every time we open the box it gets stuck in our heads…for days!

Canon 60d, 1/50 & 1/30 sec., f/4.0, ISO 800, 50 mm prime lens, ambient light