Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A trip with the girls to Roma and an impromptu meeting with one larger-than-life version of a pensive Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Looks like fun to me. This is a classic vacation photo. That's why I think it's so much fun. I'm used to taking trips alone or with one, maybe two, friends. More is not my idea of merrier abroad. But these young ladies look like they're having such a good time in Rome, maybe I should reconsider.

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - trishhhh - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: Rome, Italy ★
Photo courtesy of trishhhh


  1. Okay, so what would you do if you encountered the real thing in Roma? JRM, in person? In the sunshine and glory of ancient Rome? Um, yeah :)

  2. He's scary handsome. It'd be hard to even look him in the eyes. I'd probably faint.

  3. This was the day that my students and I arrived in Rome. Despite being physically tired, they were eager to experience a memorable time on their first trip to Europe. Everything was new, fresh and photo-worthy to them (check out some more photos at www.flickr.com/photos/trishhhh/). It's always great for me to see Europe with fresh eyes and through my students' perspectives.

    As a side note, just after taking this picture, we hopped on the train to Termini station where, literally within two minutes of getting on board, one of my girls was pickpocketed by a collective of Roma people. Long story short, I cornered one of them, appealed to his better nature and made sure he understood (athough he claimed not to understand English)that he was stealing from a seventeen-year-old who now had no other money-- admittedly a bit of an exaggeration, and within five minutes, one of his cohorts actually returned the wallet to me. No cash left, but all her credit cards and ID were still there.

  4. Wow. Thanks for those additional details. That's crazy! I hope the pickpocketing experience didn't sour your students to Rome. I've been lucky in that in all my trips to Europe - or anywhere - I've never been robbed (knock on wood). It is too bad that the wallet was returned without any cash left, but thank goodness your student didn't have to replace or worry about credit cards and ID. Anyway, great pictures from a special trip. So glad I happened upon your Flickr portfolio!



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