Saturday, October 18, 2008

BRENDA'S PHOTO CHALLENGE ~ OLD ~

Today's Photo Challenge is "OLD" and Donna from Made in Heaven is our hostess. Thanks Donna, this was a challenging one and I had to go back into my treasure chest of "old" photos for the challenge. All of my photos are from our cruise around Italy a couple of years ago. There's lots of "OLD" in Italy. This was fun as always and I can't wait to see everyone's photos. Go here to see who's playing this time.

The Coliseum in Rome or the Colosseum as the Romans call it. I was so jet lagged when I went through this but I remember every detail and it was totally fascinating and one of those moments in life when I said to myself "I can't believe I am standing here". I had to post two photos of it because it's worthy of having two posted.
This next photo is of Pompeii, equally as fascinating as the Coliseum and so very old. Again I could not believe I was standing in the middle of this ancient city that had been buried.
And last but not least is one of my very favorite cities that we visited while we were in Italy, Venice. Beautiful and romantic, I loved every minute we were docked here. Everything's old in Europe and when you are there, you realize what a young country we are compare to them. Hope you enjoyed my "OLD". I am in the Amish Country this weekend so I won't be around to see everyone's photo's until I get back. Have a great weekend!



17 comments:

Fran said...

Thanks for the pictures of Italy. We absolutely loved it and would love to go back!

Fran

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Wow you have really dug deep and brought ot some amazing Old shots,,Lovely!!
And as For John...Go pay to advertise ....nOT USE OTHERS BLOGS
:(

Jeanette said...

Loved your pictures of Italy. I hope to get there someday and be able to stand in the colliseum too!

Lille meg said...

Yes, the Colosseum are really old!
I have been there too. Not inside there, but I have been in Rome, actually.
An exiting city!
Very good pictures!
Have a nice weekend!

Donna said...

Oh, your pictures make me want to go to Italy soooo badly! You are right about how much "old" there is in Europe. I remember a lad in Ireland told us that American kids have it easy when it comes to studying history, LOL!

Your pictures are beautiful, as always!

Maria said...

What lovely pictures of Italy! I love Italy very much, too, and have some beautiful memories.
And Venice is only a night in the train away and I hope to get there soon again...
Have a nice weekend!

Brenda said...

Perfect photos for the "old" challenge! I missed my chance to see those awesome ruins but I've enjoyed visiting them with you!

Karen M said...

Your "old' pictures are great! Thanks for bringing some of Italy to us. The pictures are very, very good.

Donna said...

HAHAhahaaa....poor old John!!! Sounds like he needs a WIFE!!!Hahaa...

Loved your pictures Sweetie!! How Wonderful to be Standing there!!!hughugs

Isadora said...

Great choice! I've always assumed that the reason I feel so passionately about Italy is due to my love of contrast - Italy is that, the old and the new blend beautifully.

Sally said...

Your photo's are awesome as usual. The next time you go to Europe, take me please. (*HUGS*)

P.S.
Yeah, John needs to get a life or a wife or something. :)

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Wow! You REALLY know how to pull out the truly OLD stuff, huh? lol LOVE those pictures. Traveling to those places is a dream of mine. (sigh)

Kari

Just Joni said...

These photos are fantastic. I really want to travel to Italy more than anywhere else. Has this been one of your favorite places?

Nita Jo said...

I love your pictures. I am certain I will never travel, so this is the next best thing! What an amazing place.

Must say, I love your banner and autumn colors!

Nita Jo

Rue said...

Hi Joan :)

I haven't been to Europe yet, but I hope to one day. I can only imagine the feeling of standing in the midst of all the ruins. Beautiful pictures!

I wish we could really vote for the president that way ;)

Have fun in Amish country!!

hugs,
rue

PS Beautiful blog header :)

Christine of Epiphany said...

I can see why you would think to yourself 'I can't believe I'm standing here'!! It's beautiful, thank you for sharing your experience there!

Jeanne said...

Now that's old! Great shots and thanks for your comments. Don't you love reading the stones in cemetaries? The real old ones have such interesting art too.