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New years eve in Rome!

Finally we have reached our destination. 31.12.2012 - the last day of the year we are spending in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

First impression of Rome

And here we are - Rome. First impression is quite nice. This city is really a one huge museum. Everywhere you go you can find a peace of architectural art. Even now - look at the end of the street.

Traffic lights in Rome

Rome also is one of those cities to have traffic lights for color blind people.

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Every house has its own masterpiece.

Trajan's Column in Rome

Closing in to the very center of Rome. You can already see the Trajan's Column on the background.

National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II

The world famous National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II (Altar of the Fatherland). Beautiful.

Trajan's Column in Rome

Trajan's Column. It commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

Roman ruins amazing

Absolutely everywhere you go you can see monuments, statues or just Roman ruins. Really amazing.

Christmas tree in Rome

First reminder that today is New Years eve. Doesn't feel like Christmas though.

Naked in Rome

Just changing clothes. Nothing to see here. After all it is 31.12.2012 :)

Buses in Rome

Really cute small buses as a public transport.

Souvenirs in Rome

As always full of cheap crap on the streets.

Souvenirs in Rome

As always full of them everywhere.

Christmas tree in Rome

Another Christmas tree. Looks unusual without any snow.

Statue of Roman age representing Tiber Dynasty

Statue of Roman age representing Tiber Dynasty on Capitoline Hill.

Julija Tymoshenko poster in Rome

Julija Tymoshenko poster in Rome. Don't really know what it's doing here.

Beautiful sunny day in Rome

Beautiful sunny day in Rome.

Ruins in Rome

Everywhere you go you see more and more ruins from the ancient times.

Guys in Rome

Guys in Rome.

Find me in Rome

I bet you didn't see me here :)

One day in Rome

One day is definitely not enough to spend here.

Ancient bench in Rome

Ancient bench.

And here is a first glimpse on colosseum

And here is a first glimpse on mighty colosseum.

Great weather in Rome

Definitely like the weather.

Statue of liberty in Rome

I'm not sure why it is statue of Liberty here but oh well.. I don't really care :)

Colosseum in Rome

Finally - colosseum right down the street.

Taking pictures in Rome

It's so beautiful - you just can't stop taking pictures.

Friends in Rome

And here I am again :)

Me happy in Rome

And here as well :)

Beautiful Rome

Beautiful. The only problem is that tourists are everywhere.

Busy streets in Rome

Buse streets.

Ancient Roman map

Maps of Roman empire over different periods of time.

Preparations for the New Years eve in Rome

People are getting ready for the New Years eve celebration.

Christmas tree near Colosseum.

Beautiful Christmas tree near Colosseum.

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Xmas tree at the colosseum

The only thing missing is snow I suppose.

Souvenirs in Rome

Cheap souvenirs. Rome is full of them.

Line to the colosseum

And this is the line you have to stand in to get inside the colosseum. Maybe next time.

Colosseum is old

From the closer perspective it does look really old.

Group in Rome

Some more members of our group. Discussing something.

Beautiful view on the colosseum

Beautiful view on the Colosseum.

Dirty Rome

But the Rome isn't as clean as it may seem.

Amazing Rome

But even despite the rubbish it's simply amazing.

Rome - nice place to be

What I nice place to be.

Rome is ready for the New Year

People are getting ready for the New Years eve. Main scene is being built.

Gull in Rome

Can you see a gull here?

National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II

Take a second look at the National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II.

Pictures in Rome

Nice pictures. Would like to buy one of these in the future.

Trevi Fountain

And here is the most famous fountain in Rome - Trevi Fountain.

Trevi fountain in Rome

Standing 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

Tourists around Trevi fountain

But it was quite hard to admire it since there was absolutely no free space. Hundreds of tourists everywhere.

David souvenirs in Rome

And here are some more interesting souvenirs.

The Pantheon building in Rome

The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.

Pantheon in Rome

Quite incredible that this kind of old building is still standing and serving people.

Huge gull in Rome

Funny gull. It was standing absolutely still as it was waiting for something totally ignoring us.

Water ponds in Rome

Even small waterfalls look amazing. First time am I seeing something like this.

hot chestnuts in Rome

Italy is popular for its chestnuts. They are being cooked right on the street and taste in some ways like potatoes.

Warm winter in Rome.

It really doesn't feel like winter. No, it's definitely not December.

Autumn in Rome

As the evening came the only place we still haven't seen vas of course the Vatican. So we headed straight for it. So we had to cross several bridges to get there.

Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome

Here you can see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano.

Emperor Hadrian mausoleum in Rome

It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

Vatican city in Rome

Vatican city at the end of the street.

Coffee and pizza in Rome

Having a snack on our way to the Vatican.

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And here is the famous St. Peter's Square. Right before New Years eve. There is obelisk and a scene with Christmas stories going on. Very peaceful spirit. Beautiful place.

View across St. Peter's Square

View across St. Peter's Square to the Apostolic Palace.

Main Christmas tree on St. Peter's Square

Main Christmas tree on St. Peter's Square in Vatican.

St. Peter's Square at night in Rome

It got even more beautiful as it got darker.

Christmas tree on St. Peter's square in Vatican

Beautiful view on the main Christmas tree on St. Peter's square.

Beautiful columns all the way around St. Peter's square

Beautiful columns all the way around St. Peter's square.

quotes on the sidewalk in Rome

Many quotes on the ground by the sidewalk.

Beautiful Vatican at Christmas new years

I guess one of the best places to be at Christmas or New Years eve.

bridge at night in Rome

Time to head back for the colosseum to see the fireworks.

Cute street corners in Rome

Unbelievably cute street corners.

Volkswagen Beetle parked in Rome

Volkswagen Beetle parked at the side of the street. So peaceful.

Xmas decorations on the streets in Rome

You can see at least some kind of New Years decorations on the streets.

David pants in Rome

Cool pants )

National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II with the Christmas tree at night

National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II at night with the Christmas tree. Staggering.

Going to see Trinità dei Monti in Rome

Before colosseum we decided to see one last place - Trinità dei Monti.

Trinità dei Monti Christmas tree.

And here it is - Trinità dei Monti. A place shown in almost all movies about Rome.

Spanish Steps to the Piazza di Spagna

It is best known for its commanding position above the Spanish Steps which lead down to the Piazza di Spagna. Great view.

The Spanish Steps in Rome

The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy.

Spanish steps - 138 stairways steps

It's always full of people. The monumental consists of 138 stairways steps.

Crowded streets in Rome

So now is the time to go the the Colosseum. Not as simple as it seemed.

Colosseum crowded with people

Finally we see it. But still need to get past all these people.

Colosseum at night

As we got closer it became really loud and scary. People were going crazy.

Colosseum at night with Christmas tree

Few hours left till the midnight. I wonder why didn't we stay in Vatican.

Crowd in Rome ar new years eve

People started to appear like crazy. Where the hell are they all coming from? :)

Last minutes of the year 2012 in Rome

New year is about to begin.

Happy New Year 2013 from Rome!

And here are the fireworks. Cheers!

happy new year 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!

Opening champagne in Rome

Time for the Champagne

Happy New Year from Rome

Fireworks all around us. Really amazing to see it right in front of the colosseum.

Fireworks in Rome

Cheers everybody! Enjoy firework photos!

Happy New Year from Rome, Italy

Happy New Year from Rome, Italy

Happy New Year From Rome!

Happy New Year From Rome!

Fireworks in Rome at the colosseum

Year 2013 celebration in Rome

Fireworks by the colosseum

Happy New Year From Rome 2013

Happy New Year from Rome!

Getting out of Rome after fireworks.

You imagine that when all this finishes it's time to get the hell out of there.

Crowded Rome

..which my not be as simple as we thought it would be.

Police controlling in Rome at new yeas eve.

And there is absolutely no use of the police at all what so ever. Eventually we did got home alive and have to admit it was totally worth it to spend New Years eve in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Happy New Years to everyone.

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