I had been to Rome once before. It was on one of those organized trips that goes by at the pace of a strobe light. Rome! - Florence! - Barcelona! - and done! You've seen both nothing and everything. This time around, it was different and yet the same. It was my mom's first trip to Europe, which meant that seeing the sites was a must, but I was sick with a fever, which meant that I wasn't in the mood to do much else. And so, at the end of this second visit, I found my relationship with this city to be almost in the same place as where we'd picked up. We're like neighbors that live in the same apartment building - we've bumped into each other a couple times and murmured a few pleasantries, but at heart, we are essentially strangers. However, I promise you this, Rome: Some day we will be friends.
Date: November 2012
Camera: Nikon D40