I had a good title...

Words escape me right now. Wait a minute, that's not possible. Rephrase. Good words escape me right now. I honestly had a really catchy title that was inspired by our most recent session on Lewis, but for the life of me, I cannot remember it. So, pictures say a thousand words. I'll let them do the talking, though I'll narrate just a bit.

A few more pics from Rome. I have so many good pictures, but you all can't see them until I can tell you what they are. But here's a pic of the prison that Peter, Paul and Silas were all thrown in at various times. Peter and Paul were never imprisoned together here, to my knowledge. It was eerie being there. It is so small in there and they were dropped in from a hole in the ceiling. It's basically a round, stone room. Of course, the church had to build a gaudy altar to Peter, but I'll get over that...I wish my pic weren't so blurry, but I didn't want to use flash. Okay, long enough explanation...peters_prison

Here is a picture of me at the Borghese Gallery. This was the most beautiful garden we had seen in all of Italy. I'm sure there are more out there, but we didn't see them. It was stunning. So, funny story behind this picture. I was smiling, then I was about to say something to Rach and it looks like I was trying to do a sexy pose. However, any sexiness is ruined by how my belt makes it look like i have a spare tire, and by my massive sun burn. LOL....so much for Italian goddess. I swear I don't have a spare tire...especially with all the walking I've been doing, I don't think I've ever had more tone. :)

Finally, a picture for my mom. This is the rose garden at Cambridge's Magdalene College, the school in which Lewis had the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We had a lovely time at Cambridge today and I knew my mom would go nuts over some of the roses there. So, Mutti, here's a picture I took just for you. Hope you like it. Love you!
More to come later. Lots more to come...believe me. I'll have all my pictures up after I get back. I have hundreds, and I'm not exaggerating. I probably have 600 photos so far. :) And you're all going to have to watch a slide show of every last one :) (evil laughter)

Posted by Portia at August 3, 2004 03:11 PM

lol, Emily you so don't have a spare tire. I think to you it looks a lot worse than it is...really! lol...you crack me up! I had fun emailing back and forth today! Love you!

Posted by: Kristin at August 3, 2004 05:12 PM

Thank you! Gorgeous! I clicked on the picture and the up-close is amazing. I can imagine Lewis looking out over the rose garden, or at the clock tower on a cloudy day, wondering if that's where he got the inspiration for The Dark Tower--which is unfinished:( You made my day!
Love you bunches,


Posted by: Mutti at August 3, 2004 05:16 PM

Hi Sweetie,

Such a contrast between the two places, eh? The pics are stunning, you're just as much, and England will certainly be the poorer when you leave, we'll be the richer. What an experience to be in those places where Lewis told stories, hung out with Tolkein and they all hatched all those great plots. Looks like Blenhiem is a small village really. Make lots of friends, have a great and full time, soak it up! Thanks for keeping us updated...

Cheers luv,


Posted by: Dad at August 4, 2004 02:21 PM