Next month, The Wanderblogger will celebrate its 5-year anniversary. Because I have an incredibly low threshold for date recollection before I reach full capacity, I don’t actually know the specific date, but hey, remembering the month and year is still doing pretty good! (That does not apply to our anniversary, Cory…) Since March of 2013, I’ve published over 350 posts, redesigned this space about 15 different times, and gone from writing 300-word posts to often more than 3,000 in a single article. A few things haven’t changed all that much, though. For instance, I still don’t have the first clue how to use social media successfully. (Like, none of it. But I’m not sure I even care.) And I still can’t let a good picture go unpublished, which explains why, after writing five other posts about this trip, I have yet another one for you today filled with several more of my favorite snapshots of Rome.
I was just beginning to practice street photography on this trip, and quickly determined if there was ever a good place to be a beginner at this sort of photography, it would be Rome. Between the tiny alleyways filled with color, character, and motorbikes and the vast supply of amazingly photogenic historic sights, it’s actually pretty difficult not to take good photos in Rome. In fact, I took so many good ones that I began to trick myself into thinking I was actually pretty good at this. Turns out, it was just Rome. :)
The following collection of snapshots of Rome were taken during our daily walks after we were done sightseeing for the day. I tend to take my best photos when I’m not focused on something else (e.g., getting from place to place), so I was really grateful we’d planned so much free time into our Rome itinerary. Not only did a less heavily-scheduled itinerary leave me with more opportunities for gelato breaks, it also meant I had proper time to go out specifically looking for creative shots, something I don’t usually get to do when we’re traveling.
It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this, but I found myself completely overwhelmed with happiness while we were in Rome. From watching the pope give a speech in St Peter’s Square while beautiful white birds flew over our heads in a cloudless sky to the simple act of enjoying a delicious slice of pizza that had achieved the perfect balance between crust and toppings, everything about this city just made me happy. I think it was that perpetual warm-fuzzy feeling combined with the magical qualities of Rome itself that turned my photos from this trip into some of my favorites taken to date. For this series, I tried to stick with a theme, so below you’ll find a few of my favorite street photography shots in Rome (and Vatican City). If you’re looking for photos of Rome’s famous sights and practical information to help you plan your own trip, just click on the guide below!
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