Back in 2014, I had the good fortune to spend three weeks in Rome, Italy. In retrospect, I don’t really know what got into me that I decided to go to a city I’d never been and spend such a long time, but I have no regrets. I got myself an Airbnb and arranged a discount with the owner for the extended stay, then headed out after several weeks in Amsterdam.
Even though I enjoyed the city, I wasn’t as struck by it as I thought I would be after hearing about it for so many years. There’s no doubt it’s a beautiful city, and I think what struck me the most was the size and scale of all the monuments there. I was most certainly in awe of the architecture there. However, I left with no urgency to return anytime soon. Two years later I was hired to tour a small group around a couple of European cities, one of them being Rome. When I returned the next time (in summertime), I had a newfound love for the city.
Still, since I had left after Christmas and hadn’t jumped on editing the photos, I didn’t immediately take the time to go back, reflect, and appreciate the images. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking about it and have wanted to go back through these and share them with you all. I think about Rome. I have been sitting on these beautiful photos for far too long and now am so pleased to share them with you.
As I look through them, I fall back in love with the city, I hope you do, too.
(As always, all the images are available for purchase.)