Rafael's Roma Vacation Episode I - Spanish Steps





Episode I

Spanish Steps


在羅馬第一天,我決定步行到西班牙石階Spanish Steps - 羅馬最有名的廣場,
共有136級石階,是Bernini的作品,從我的酒店大約步行15分鐘。
這是我的羅馬假期就從這裡開始。在一星期後我再回來這裡購物,
因為這裡是附近一個主要的購物街道。所有的大型品牌都在這裡,
雖然女裝服飾店鋪比男裝商店多。就像我先前所說,我沒有得到非常滿意的購物享受,
不應跟我在巴塞羅那時相比,因為服裝價格昂貴,服務差。
一件有趣的事,發生在我回訪的時候,是我遇到了吉普賽乞丐。她們都是女性,
有四個不同年齡介乎12至30歲。他們擠在我的朋友周圍乞求金錢,我自己就推開她們。
我們必須抵禦並把她們趕走,否則她們將停止我們行走的去路,
我相信她們看中了我們的財物。他們非常厚顏,但並沒有嚇倒我們。
之後,我們推開她們時還跟我們說sayonara(日語的再見),並重組後再追趕其他遊客。
這就是為什麼我的朋友說要提防那些乞討的吉普賽人!

On the first day in Rome, I decided to walk to the Spanish Steps - the most famous square in Rome
 with its 136 steps, work of Bernini, which is about a 15 minutes walk from my hotel.
It was the start of my Rome vacation.
I came back later on in the week to do some shopping as there is a main shopping thoroughfare nearby.
All the big brand names are here, although there are more women’s shops than there are men’s shops.
Like I said previously, I didn’t get much satisfaction out of shopping here like I did in Barcelona,
 because the clothes were expensive and the service was poor.
One interesting incident that occurred on my return visit to the steps was my encounter with gypsy beggars.
 There were four females of varying ages ranging from 12 to 30 years of age.
They crowded around my friend and I pushing themselves on to us, begging for money.
e had to fend them off otherwise they would have stopped us in our tracks
and I am sure they would have pick pocketed us. They were very brazen and weren't intimidated by us.
 After we pushed them off they said sayonara and regrouped and pursued other tourists.
That’s why my friend said beware of the begging gypsies!



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On the first day in Rome, I decided to walk to the Spanish Steps


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Spanish Steps


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Spanish Steps


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Church in Spanish Steps


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Spanish Steps & Beautiful Church in Via del Corso


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Via del Corso


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Via del Corso


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Form Via del Corso to Piazza del Popolo


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Piazza del Popolo


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Piazza del Popolo


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Piazza del Popolo


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Piazza del Popolo & Piazza Colonna


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Piazza Colonna


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Piazza Barbenini (Fontana del Tritone)








20 comments:

  1. 我成日都覺得西班牙個感覺係好自由自在同埋好舒服 :p

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  2. Rome has amazing architecture

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  3. To Kay,
    係呀, 西班牙的確係一個自由自在和充滿藝術氣息的國家,
    走在Spanish Steps也令我想起去年的西班牙之旅! ^.^

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  4. To Mei Teng,
    Totally agree with you, Rome's architecture is awesome!

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  5. 記得我去呢度果時,自己同丈夫還未喜歡攝影, 睇返你D 相,好懷念!喜歡黑白的感覺!

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  6. 黑白照會令人回想起好多回憶, 相信叻叻睇番你們去過既地方,
    一定有好多美好的回憶, 羅馬真係一個浪漫的地方!

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  7. Rafael, I love your photo very much!! @ - @
    They all have a story to tell. Perfect!!! You've became a real artist & photographer. I'm so proud of you.! From now on, u're my idle!

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  8. Thanks Ristinw, hope all of us can keep working hard,
    I believe all of us can achieve the dreams!

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  9. Wow....this time play with B/W photos ya :) Nice and diff feel... ^^

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  10. The B/W does give different feeling especially on these historical buildings! It would be very neat if you can have only yourself in color in it! :)

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  11. Thanks uLi, B/W photography is my favorite,
    so I want to use it in a right time! ^.^

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  12. Thanks micki, your idea is great,
    but I'm too lazy to make the photo effects...
    may be try it next time! ^.^

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  13. 黑白出另一種味道,黑白得好~

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  14. Did you have a great time in Rome?
    I really like the city.
    All the main tourist attractions are so close to each.
    I walked a lot in Rome!
    I went there in the summer, it was really hot...

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  15. To 魚仔,
    多謝魚仔欣賞! 黑白照係我的最愛, 但不可以時常用,
    特別係旅遊照片, 應該給最真實的色彩給大家看! ^.^

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  16. To 1ondoncalling,
    Thanks your comments, I really enjoy this trip in Rome,
    I really like Rome too, agree with you...
    it's easy to walk around and everything are near,
    I also took the tour bus on the weekend and tried
    the metro, are also convenient!
    Was very cold when I went there...
    but I was lucky can see the snow! ^.^

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  17. 黑白又係另一番景致, 真係精彩, 又學到嘢!!

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  18. 基司大師真客氣, 我要向你學習就真! ^.^

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  19. 黃昏時候,我的朋友及他的妻子在這裡給兩個假警察偷去六百美元;在意大利旅遊,盡興之餘還是要盡量提高驚覺。

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  20. 多人既地方真係要特別小心, 睇來Spanish Steps真係小偷既集中地...
    Norton 真的唔好彩, 我都有同事在西西里島給偷去一架小型相機...

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