Friday, May 14, 2010

I'd Rather Be Home Than in Rome



Got back late last night from our extension trip to Rome. We had just a few extra days after Israel to see some of the historical and archaeological sights in "Imperial City" and I spent one "extra" night there due to an airlines scheduling conflict. That afforded me some time to photograph some of the bridges and historical sights at night. To top it off, it rained throughout the evening and the night which always makes nights shots much more appealing. At one time, though, I was stranded underneath one of the Tiber River bridges because of a downpour. Boy is Rome beautiful in the rain! I stayed out until 11pm getting pictures. Some are features here in this post.
Our last Bible Study together as a group was after touring the Colosseum and the Forum. At the end of the Forum lies the Mammertine Prison where Paul spent his final days before being executed in 67AD. Across form that prison is an ancient church with about 30 steps. We were able to sit there and consider Paul's journey to Rome after appealing to Caesar in Caesarea by the Sea near Tel Aviv, Israel. As we sat there, and sang and shared the word, we ended our wonderful trip to Israel and Rome. It was a great time, but the BEST was getting off the plane in Albuquerque and then walking in the front door of my house. Whats better than trip to Rome? The people that make your life HOME!



7 comments:

Teresa said...

Welcome home Skip. So glad you had fun, but I'm looking forward to seeing your face this weekend!

Blodgett said...

Those are some AMAZING shots, Skip! Welcome home!
Maellen

Power Up Love said...

Great photos. Great to have you back. There is no place like home.

in2books said...

Wow, what wonderfully powerful closing words to describing your journey with the brethren, blessed with such great photo opportunities.

Tears filled my eyes as I saw you, in my mind's eye, walking through the front door of your home and being greeted by your family.

So powerful...

Thanks for sharing this, Sandy Koster, now in FL(but from the old CCSF).

皇銘 said...

It is never too late to learn. ..................................................................

the life elevated said...

Hi Skip, just wondering what kind of camera are you using! I love photography and pictures are just amazing!

Skip Heitzig said...

Hey there whoever you are at "the life elevated": The camera is called a Leica M9 and a variety of focal length lenses (mostly wide)