28 Things to Do and See in Rome

The Temple of Saturn is the iconic ruin the the Roman Forum. When you think of things to do in Rome, keep one main thing in mind. Rome is the capital city of [...]

Our 2015 Travels in 50 Photos

I said the same thing last year, but 2015 was our biggest year in travel yet. Four continents and 16 countries, about 75 cities, 11 United States National Parks, and a score or more Unesco [...]

The Pope’s Chair, St. John Lateran, Rome

The pope's chair, or cathedra, is at Saint John Lateran in Rome. It's not at Saint Peter's. If you said that St. Peter's Basilica is the Pope's "home church" in Rome, you'd be [...]

By | 2018-03-26T10:43:37+00:00 January 3, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Vatican City|Tags: , |12 Comments

Above the Altar, St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

One of the things I like to do in churches is look up, and see the genius of the architect in how he makes the various spaces and elements such as arches, domes, rings, struts, [...]

Afternoon Moon Over the Vatican

Sometimes you just get lucky. I waited for over an hour to get into St. Peter's Basilica today, and I spent most of the time thinking, "How the hell am I going to get something [...]