Saturday, 13 March 2010

running round rome

a busy week at work this week with two days in london followed by three in rome. i took my kit with me (but not the pooch) so i didnt totally miss out on a few runs.

in london, i popped round regents park early doors. i felt like an outsider..no i pod! and having smiled at the first few runners i passed without a response back i decided my friendly northern ways weren't for these city types. crikey the very thought of actually saying 'hi' was totally out of bounds. they'd have called the police!

and so to rome. a magnificient city, steeped in magnificance, emotion and spirit. i felt very chilled there. a world apart from london in every sense. not only is the city beautiful but so too are the people..i felt quite underdressed and lacking any style credentials by comparison.
i took the chance to run and see the city on foot, as much as my non-work time would allow..heres a few of the shots from the phone..some famous landmarks some not so famous..i hope you like them






14 comments:

Andrew said...

I worked in london for a while - never agian, i found it a very hostile place, with rude unforgiving people rushing everywhere.
ive never been to rome,would like to go someday though.

ultra collie said...

andrew - i agree. rome is very different in so many ways

Julie said...

Hi Ultra Collie,
Wow, those are beautiful pictures that you took in Rome!! I am going to Italy sometime within the next year or two and I can't wait:)

What was your favorite part of visiting Rome? Is there anything that you feel is a must see?

I hope that Charlie is doing well:)

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

4 Winds said...

Rome looks cool.

Runningbear said...

Fine digi-postcards UC, essence of Italia.. look at you,you jetsetting international athlete type. Hope Charlie isn't jealous of all the fun you've been having in the big city..

Runningbear said...

Fine digi-postcards UC, essence of Italia.. look at you,you jetsetting international athlete type. Hope Charlie isn't jealous of all the fun you've been having in the big city..

ultra collie said...

Julie-think you'll love it. For me the collesium was the highlight (apart from some great bars ;-) )

4winds- made for a nice change

Rb- not sure about the athlete inference mind

ultra collie said...

Julie-think you'll love it. For me the collesium was the highlight (apart from some great bars ;-) )

4winds- made for a nice change

Rb- not sure about the athlete inference mind

Hayfella said...

I found it the same in London. I used to like offering the cheery 'Good morning' as I went past, just to watch 'em reeling from the shock. Dead jealous of your going to Rome

kate said...

what a great idea and a brilliant way to see a new city. i fear that i'd get stuck in a coffee shop if i tired to run in rome!

ultra collie said...

hf - glad it wasnt just me then

kate - reckon you could make up a 'best cafe' route..a shot in each, cake at the last

PART TIME RUNNER said...

How ironic is that! CD when we went together to Milan we just lashed the ale!

ultra collie said...

ptr - you're forgetting the prosseco 'starters'

Drunkeneuphoria said...

Also a lover of Rome, a city of great contrasts yet smehow different to nearly everywhere I've been. I can take or leave London.