Amanda posted her Friendly Friday photo challenge just as I was getting ready to leave for Rome. When I saw that the theme is revisit, I took it as a sign and returned to 2012 when I was here first and had no way of knowing that I’d return as often.
Do you know what I’m doing in the picture above? That’s right, I’m throwing a coin in the Fontana di Trevi. If you believe the myth, this act will bring about your return to Rome. Do not throw that coin if you don’t wish to come back. Because you will.
When I agreed to visit amore upon his invitation, I was in a relationship and moving to Italy was the last thing on my mind. Let’s just say that life moves in mysterious ways. It might have been that coin after all.
But if you look at these photos, it’s obvious. The smiles were here to stay.
With the purpose of answering the call of this challenge, I have chosen photos that show locations or acts that I have not revisited or redone since. Do not mistake it for a complaint. Not only the first time can never be repeated, but if I throw another coin in there, the magic might end.
Greetings from Rome and have a friendly weekend.
Oh, and if you have a good look at the photo above the Fontana di Trevi one in the gallery below, you will notice the poster saying Senza paura, which means No fear. It was the first thing I saw as I exited the Termini train station upon my arrival that first time.
And today I drove into Rome like a boss, myself, without a fear, with bestia in the back, to spend the weekend with amore and his father. Who would have thunk.
So, what all I have not seen since:
Below is the logo for her mother’s challenge that Amanda’s daughter made, and next Friday it’s again The Snow Melts Somewhere’s turn to host the challenge.