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.
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.
Rome also is one of those cities to have traffic lights for color blind people.
Every house has its own masterpiece.
Closing in to the very center of Rome. You can already see the Trajan's Column on the background.
The world famous National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II (Altar of the Fatherland). Beautiful.
Trajan's Column. It commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars.
Absolutely everywhere you go you can see monuments, statues or just Roman ruins. Really amazing.
First reminder that today is New Years eve. Doesn't feel like Christmas though.
Just changing clothes. Nothing to see here. After all it is 31.12.2012 :)
Really cute small buses as a public transport.
As always full of cheap crap on the streets.
As always full of them everywhere.
Another Christmas tree. Looks unusual without any snow.
Statue of Roman age representing Tiber Dynasty on Capitoline Hill.
Julija Tymoshenko poster in Rome. Don't really know what it's doing here.
Beautiful sunny day in Rome.
Everywhere you go you see more and more ruins from the ancient times.
Guys in Rome.
I bet you didn't see me here :)
One day is definitely not enough to spend here.
And here is a first glimpse on mighty colosseum.
Definitely like the weather.
I'm not sure why it is statue of Liberty here but oh well.. I don't really care :)
Finally - colosseum right down the street.
It's so beautiful - you just can't stop taking pictures.
And here I am again :)
And here as well :)
Beautiful. The only problem is that tourists are everywhere.
Maps of Roman empire over different periods of time.
People are getting ready for the New Years eve celebration.
Beautiful Christmas tree near Colosseum.
Colosseum in Rome, Italy
The only thing missing is snow I suppose.
Cheap souvenirs. Rome is full of them.
And this is the line you have to stand in to get inside the colosseum. Maybe next time.
From the closer perspective it does look really old.
Some more members of our group. Discussing something.
Beautiful view on the Colosseum.
But the Rome isn't as clean as it may seem.
But even despite the rubbish it's simply amazing.
What I nice place to be.
People are getting ready for the New Years eve. Main scene is being built.
Can you see a gull here?
Take a second look at the National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II.
Nice pictures. Would like to buy one of these in the future.
And here is the most famous fountain in Rome - Trevi Fountain.
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.
But it was quite hard to admire it since there was absolutely no free space. Hundreds of tourists everywhere.
And here are some more interesting souvenirs.
The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome.
Quite incredible that this kind of old building is still standing and serving people.
Funny gull. It was standing absolutely still as it was waiting for something totally ignoring us.
Even small waterfalls look amazing. First time am I seeing something like this.
Italy is popular for its chestnuts. They are being cooked right on the street and taste in some ways like potatoes.
It really doesn't feel like winter. No, it's definitely not December.
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.
Here you can see the Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano.
It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
Vatican city at the end of the street.
Having a snack on our way to the Vatican.
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 to the Apostolic Palace.
Main Christmas tree on St. Peter's Square in Vatican.
It got even more beautiful as it got darker.
Beautiful view on the main Christmas tree on St. Peter's square.
Beautiful columns all the way around St. Peter's square.
Many quotes on the ground by the sidewalk.
I guess one of the best places to be at Christmas or New Years eve.
Time to head back for the colosseum to see the fireworks.
Unbelievably cute street corners.
Volkswagen Beetle parked at the side of the street. So peaceful.
You can see at least some kind of New Years decorations on the streets.
Cool pants )
National Monument of Victor Emmanuel II at night with the Christmas tree. Staggering.
Before colosseum we decided to see one last place - Trinità dei Monti.
And here it is - Trinità dei Monti. A place shown in almost all movies about Rome.
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, Italy.
It's always full of people. The monumental consists of 138 stairways steps.
So now is the time to go the the Colosseum. Not as simple as it seemed.
Finally we see it. But still need to get past all these people.
As we got closer it became really loud and scary. People were going crazy.
Few hours left till the midnight. I wonder why didn't we stay in Vatican.
People started to appear like crazy. Where the hell are they all coming from? :)
New year is about to begin.
And here are the fireworks. Cheers!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Time for the Champagne
Fireworks all around us. Really amazing to see it right in front of the colosseum.
Cheers everybody! Enjoy firework photos!
Happy New Year from Rome, Italy
Happy New Year from Rome!
You imagine that when all this finishes it's time to get the hell out of there.
..which my not be as simple as we thought it would be.
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.comments powered by Disqus