wandering: rome

  


rome was a hot, buzzing, golden blur. 

it was old bricks and stones and quiet streets of parked mopeds. it was pizza and espresso and clinking our new wedding bands together as we held hands. it was open-roof bus rides, the crash of fountains, and the roar of crowds. it was jet lag and sleeping all day. it was listening to music waft up from the streets at night.

rome was being astounded by the oldness. the many, many feet that have walked those streets; Paul, Luther, so many others. it was artwork; Michelangelo, Raphael. the hush of the Sistine chapel, the yawning view from the top of St. Peter's. it was long walks in the evening, watching the buildings glow just like in roman holiday, listening to the buskers on the sidewalk.

it was old and new and alive and chaotic and messy and delicious and big. i misspelled delicious and google suggested delirious... it was that too, tbh.


Where have you been wandering lately?? Tell me about your latest adventure, whether it was across the world, or across town. Also, what's your favorite and/or dream European destination?





lOVE,
kATE


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  1. THE PICTURES ARE LOVELY. Rome seems like a marvelous place. I hope you had fun! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Evangeline! <3 I am so stoked that you liked the pictures!

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  2. omg. KATE. these are STUNNING. it looks/sounds like such a glorious trip. all the pictures are jaw-dropping but i have a particular fondness for the one with the teal sky above the pic of the teatro dell opera. how wonderful you two could have such an adventure. and i'd have to say the Lake District in England is one dream European destination for me. but who am i kidding. i'd love to go anywhere in Europe...

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    1. eeeeee, THANKS SO MUCH, ANDREA. <3 I put a lot of thought into the pictures so that means a lot to me! It was super freakin fun. I've heard like super amazing things about the lake district! I really want to just backpack England and Ireland and Scotland because the country side is just BREATHTAKING, man <3

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  3. THIS
    THIS IS LEGENDARY
    <3333333

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  4. OMW THE BEAUTY IN THESE PICS!!! What a dream honeymoon spot!!!

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    1. it was PRETTY DARN AMAZING. <3 thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the pics & for the lovely comment, Anna! :)

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  5. This is so beautiful! I absolutely love it! You are such a skilled photographer Kate! I recently visited Denver (though I didn't get any photos of the scenery *cries* ) I got some flight photos tho! Dream trip? I hope to visit Korea or Israel one day ❤️

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    1. OOOOHHH I LOVE FLIGHT PHOTOS <3 and just flying in general is mmm so good. Thanks so much for your kind words, girl! I am so glad you liked the photos - it was hard to narrow it down because there were so many XD Korea and Israel would be amazing, I hope you get a chance to go! They both look epic as heck

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  6. THESE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS!!!! Looks like y'all had fun!

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

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    1. we really really did <3 thanks so much, Maddy!

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  7. OMG YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER <33 I love all these pictures so much!

    And wow Rome looks so amazing. I'd love to visit there sometime (haha it's on my very, very long list of places to see) xD I really want to go out to the American West and see all the lovely places out there.

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    1. GO WEST, MY FRIEND! <3 you will not regret it

      And thank you so so much for the compliment, Autumn! That means a heck of a lot :')

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  8. WOAH. WOAH. WISH I WAS THERE.
    Lately I've been exploring America's old capital--Anaapolis. Beautiful, clean old town! This inspired me to take some pics next time I go ;)
    -Michaila
    seventytimeseven.com

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    1. PLEASE TAKE PICTURES I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS PLACE <3 thanks so much, Michaila!

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  9. Wowwww, such BEAUTIFUL pictures! You did such a good job.
    Did you just get married? I'm super sorry if that question wasn't obvious and I just didn't get it or I'm completely wrong or something. xP
    I've really been wandering in my writing, which was totally not the subject, but that's sort of the first thing I thought of. I scratched it three times, and now I've got an idea but I don't know how to start it. UGH.
    My latest adventure would be jumping in on a teen jazz class when I hadn't danced in seven years, but I also started a couple weeks late. I thought I didn't like it because I didn't know any of the steps, but then I kept practicing and decided to do it. Now it's such a blessing!
    And I think I would really like to visit the United Kingdom (if that's even still a part of Europe I don't follow politics), Wales, England, France....and his ISN'T Europe but Scotland. xD

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    1. Darn it, super long comment SORRY!

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    2. not AT ALL TOO LONG. I LOVE LONG COMMENTS ALWAYS. <3 I love how the first journey that came to your mind was the one you are taking with your art - that is AWESOME and I will be cheering you on, Amelia! Keep at it! And it's amazing how we can start something new and not like it from the outset, but then, if we stick with it we're sooo glad we did later!

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  10. HOLY PHOTOS!!! you are quite a formidable photographer. wow. what equipment do you use? the whole atmosphere of these photos is so beautiful. i love the dreamy colors.
    looks awesome. <3 rome seems like a lovely place.

    sophy

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    1. AW MAN, THAT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME, SOPHY. Thank you. <3 I shot rome with a canon rebel t3i + a 24mm lens

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  11. Yes, like Sophy said - the atmosphere in these photos is amazing, something I've never felt in photos of Rome I've seen before. It must've been incredible to go to a place that is so full of history and stories. Thanks for letting us be a part of it. xx

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    1. Thank you for being part of it and enjoying it, Jessica! Eeeeeppp <3 your words always mean so much to me. It was amazing to see a place that is so history loaded. I couldn't stop fangirling over the fact that the apostle paul walked those streets too.

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  12. Oooh, these photos are stunning. Rome looks like such an amazing place to travel to and explore!

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    1. It was truly amazing! Thank you, Jameson! :D <3

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  13. Your photos are words are beautiful! I would love to visit anywhere in Europe. I just got back from a weekend in Savannah, GA; lots of great history and lots of great food!

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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    1. I've only really driven through Savannah, I would love to explore that sweet city! I love the south, ugh. So much beauty. Glad you had an awesome time & thank you for your sweet words, Hailey!

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  14. These photos are absolutely breathtaking, oh my goodness. <3 I've always wanted to visit Europe. So many places to visit, so much wanderlust.

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    1. YOU MUST GO SOMETIME, GIRLIE <3 there is so much to see it's honestly overwhelming??? XD THANK YOU SO MUCH, GRACE ANNE <3

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  15. YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS BREATHTAKING. You make me want to go to Rome right now but I'm in bed so it'll have to wait until the morning.

    Can you teach me how to take epic photos like yours?? <3 also; I'm going to steal your shorts in that one pic. Okay?

    xx Kenzie

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    1. "You make me want to go to Rome right now but I'm in bed so it'll have to wait until the morning." <<< BAHAH I LOVE THIS LINE SO MUCH XD dude but your pics are 200% A+ though! and right?? I love them so much - american eagle! they have amazing jeans + shorts. i swear by 'em.

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. This looks so old and rich and thought-provoking ... and you take gorgeous pictures! Love the idea of "clinking wedding bands together", too ;) <3

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    1. aaaagggghhh :'') THANK YOU, OLIVIA. I am so glad you enjoyed the pictures. I totally enjoyed seeing yours of your recent adventure!!

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  17. these pictures :') you captured the overarching vibes I remember from Europe + the particular vibe of Rome/Italy and it's glorious. I want to go to rome so. badly. also that line about the wedding bands is v cute :3 xx nina

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    1. europe is spectacular. pumped for our next trip there already <3 thanks so much, Nina!!

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  18. Oh my gosh, these photos are legit regal. The sights, the soft light, the angles...these are some phenomenal shots, Kate! These are so inspiring, I honestly can't pick a favorite. You have such an eye! GAH love this post. <3

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    1. EEEEEEEE, ERINNNNNNNN. Your comment maaade this chicka's day so thank you man :') <3 LOVE YOU DUDE

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  19. Isn't Rome absolutely breathtaking? There's so much culture and so many different feelings and movements and so so much motion. I went there about three years ago and I cannot wait till I can go back again. Did you have a favorite part or was it just the entire city and experience?

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    1. vatican city was my favorite, followed by trevi fountain. but honestly the city in general was just phenomenal. we enjoyed every second of it!

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  20. These photos are so STUNNING! I am in awe! I've been to Rome before and I wish I'd learned how to take such amazing photos like these. :') It was indeed very large and alive and old and new, I totally get what you mean. The delicious part also, haha!
    I just stumbled upon your blog and gosh, I am so so so in love! This has to be one of the most gorgeous blogs I've ever come across, not to mention your lovely, lovely content that is so good I feel like it was tailor-made for my soul. (This may be the writer in me exaggerating but you get the point.)
    Amazing work, please keep creating. <3 (You just gained a new follower!)
    Have a happy week!

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. So nice to meet you, Joanne! And oh my goodness, thank you so much for all of your lovely words! That really means a lot <3 I am so glad you enjoyed the shots I grabbed in Rome! AND THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING. Off to check out your blog!

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