International Trips Photos

Rome, December 2014

After the modern bustle of Paris, the charms of Rome were an entirely different experience. What I most loved about Rome was the feeling of simultaneously being in 44 BCE, 1500 CE, 1950 CE, and 2015 CE. In the course of one block, you could see a fragment of an ancient column, a church constructed in the Middle Ages, and the most absurd traffic I’ve experienced in the world.

There are many excellent quotes about Rome, but this, by Giotto di Bondone, is one of my favorites:

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.”

For all of my photos of Rome, visit here.

About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate. In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it’s a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.