2,770 candles for Rome

Eternity just got a bit longer: Rome celebrates its 2,770th birthday today.

I want to say thank you to Sara from The Rover in Leather Jacket who alerted me to it. Have a look at her most recent post and give us your favourite words in any language in a comment. She will appreciate it and me too, and nobody needs to apologise if there are too many. (See what I did? These two are my favourite words in English.)

In other news, I have that kind of slight fever that when I look out, I see a face of a weird Star Wars beast instead of the usual pine tree. I think I need more dad’s tangerine liquor.

Also also, my laptop shut down by itself three times today which made me google the problem and I found a trick with a straw, Scotch (tape, not Four Roses) and a piece of bread. Bread is for stopping you salivate. You’re welcome. It felt MIGHTY silly but so far, so good.

Also also also, I watched Haneke’s “Amour” yesterday and “Lone Survivor” today and I feel the weight of living all of a sudden. If you ever have a feeling that your job is a pain in the ass, have a look at either.

But now a quick tour of Rome, the Eternal City. Imagine how many vampires live there. Photos are ordered from May back to April since I’m lucky enough that I can visit it in all seasons. More info in the captions if I manage to stop looking at that face. It has turned into a skull by now.

Happy birthday, Roma, e stammi bene.

Photo: © signature mmm

18 Comments Add yours

  1. fkasara says:

    Thank you for the shout-out, dear ❤ I’d love to have other contributions, so yeah, WE NEED MORE WORDS. Then we’ll print and distribute for free the thesaurus of the wordpress travelbloggers, lol. I was able to extort some words in Vietnamese from the Master, now we need more languages! 😍 😵

    Oh dear old girl Roma, happy birthday! Next time we go, we should organize a meet-up and hunt vampires. I never thought about vampires in Roma, but you’re right! The Eternal city must be populated by eternal (human) beings 😱

    Lovely photos, I’m in love with the cluster pines ❤❤❤

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    1. You’re welcome, Sara! Definitely a meet-up, but we can also let the vampires be. 😀 The pine trees are my mom’s favourite.

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      1. fkasara says:

        I can’t picture in my mind Rome without the pine trees ❤

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  2. Lots of interesting things going on in your life!!!! Great post and pics as usual

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    1. Bahha, SMSW, I guess fever makes things more happening. 😀 Today it’s better already. And thank you!

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  3. Happy birthday Rome… happy birthday Montréal 375 ans. 😀

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    1. Ooo, oui, oui, happy birthday, Montréal. Merci, Mamie!

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  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    So much to love about Rome. Great photos, MMM! Rome’s 2,770th birthday makes Canada’s 150th look rather pathetic. We’re just babies in comparison 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! I’ve just heard Montréal has 375 years. That’s better than 150. 😉 But it’s no competition, as long as we all are here and now.


      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Quebec City and Montreal are *old* cities, but Canada as a country is much younger. There are many celebrations going on this year throughout Canada for her birthday and Montreal for her’s. It’s party time here!
        … but Rome is likely smiling benevolently and thinking we’re like small children playing with balloons 😉

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      2. Hihi. On the other hand, your vampires are much younger. Anyway, every celebration is joyous and there can never be too many. Cheers!


      3. Joanne Sisco says:

        So true on both points 🙂

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  5. joey says:

    Another post of beauty. I feel so young and transient now 🙂

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    1. Bahhaha, Joey, thank you, there’s that…

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  6. JT Twissel says:

    I love all the flowers in bloom against an ancient back drop!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Blooming Rome is gorgeous!


  7. nesfelicio says:

    These are great photos. Haven’t been to Rome for a while. Glad to see these. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Nes. Glad to see you hop around. 🙂


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