Sunday, 15 September 2013

Tivoli, Lazio

I came across this panoramic image of the Tivoli gardens at Villa d'Este in Lazio about 30 km of Rome. I went there a bit more than a year ago with my mum and my son and a whole group of Dutch people. It was very hot, about 43 degrees Celsius. There was however lots of refreshing water and I forgot the heat when I saw this amazing garden and fountains.



 
  


 
 
 
 
 

"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind; and ... he, who has so little knowledge of human nature, as to seek happiness by changing any thing, but his own dispositions, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove."
Samual Johnson

18 comments:

  1. Ja daar ben ik ook geweest, het is zo mooi daar.

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  2. Stunning pictures! Great quote by Samual Johnson.

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  3. Rome, Florence en zoveel meer italian
    prachtig
    fijn dat je er van genoten hebt!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful pictures!
    A little "bit of heaven" on earth!

    Thanks for sharing, Marja

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  5. Although not at this exact spot, I have been to Rome and marveled at the historic beauty of old stone and architecture at every turn. The statues are timeless and I have to say (from a distance) that the young man on a bench has a face very similar to the one just above from where he is sitting.

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  6. How cooling it is to look at these beautiful photos.

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  7. Thanks for taking us on a trip in the Tivoli Park.How beautiful this is! Great choice for J.
    Have a great weekend.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  8. Those are some great shots! I adore the water fountains. I'm sure you had a wonderful time.

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  9. Hi Marja .. beautiful photos .. and it's a place that's on my list to visit - it might have gone up a few notches having seen your pictures .. I love the history of the place.

    Gorgeous photos - and lovely to hear you had that fabulous trip with your mother and your son (handsome lad!) .. cheers Hilary

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  10. Hello Marja. What lovely pictures. I came back from Rome a couple of days again and I'm still getting over what a wonderful place it is.

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  11. What a fun trip this must have been! Your photos are lovely and make everyone wish to go there. I like the picture with the view from the window – so Italian!

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  12. That was a hot day, wow. At least the fountains would have been a bit cooling. The gardens look extraordinary .

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  13. Very beautiful impressions of your travel to Italy.It´s right - it was a really hot day!

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  14. Beautiful place Marja, and you have captured the most wonderful images, thank you for sharing them along with that profound quote

    Sending you warm thoughts from the UK.
    Love and Blessings
    Sue

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  15. Hello Maria,
    Your pictures are excellent, you are a very talented photographer!The garden and fountains are spectacular, an adorable place!Thanks for sharing,
    Léia

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  16. I love the photos here. The US is such a new country in the scheme of things and I love all of the really old picturesque scenery of Europe. Amazing.

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  17. Beautiful photos....love your blog too.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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