Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Romadise in summertime

skateboarding by our house

view from the mountain they skateboarded

skating and holding a camera is awkward

at the end of the day they rested. and had prosecco (sparkling wine) and chips by the seaside!

could be in hondeklip baai


on a tram

one of the entrances to villa borghese

their gallery of modern art, much better than ours but the works are badly maintained

had to tear ben away from this one

i love it, they had some humour amoungst all the solemn marble statues

this is amazing. i thought it was a real suspended sphere. it blew my mind. four very big mirrors form a box which you step into. the end of the box is filled with about 16 screens with the same video playing on all of them. you step onto a 'suspended platform' and the mirror goes underneath it enhancing this amazing effect like youve just walked into the mainframe computer of the movie eagle eye and youre staring at this huge digital ball of light suspended in the air! anyway it was a amazing and for some historical exhibition in italian of course.

here you can see the end of the box and where the mirrors start on each side of the box

mosaics at the exhibition

villa borghese is beautiful

cute little ponies. the park is huge so theres all sorts of bikes and mini trains to take you around. alex is that you photo bombing my picture!

and we had a picnic on the grass

so cool! she just grew out of the plinth

the tiniest movie theatre

purple tulips out in full bloom

trying to get into the zoo through the back door

this resulted in a scraped knee and powdery white cap

just do it

these cool double bike carriages that you can hire

soccer on dirt

lovers on every park bench. at least they have benches here!

carabineri, scuse me wait, these are the other kind. there is military police and government police, cant remember which is called carabineri...


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glenwinfield said...

What an awesome park! one could spend all day there!!

Joe said...

Awesome blog you guys,thankfs for keeping us up to date. Great you got off to Porta Potese and able to get good clothes at best prices, nevermind second hand. Enjoy your special time abroad and do not rush back down south!!!
Go-4-it all the way. Joe