Tag Archives: Roman Holiday

Building a Roman Church, More Ceilings and Floors

I had not planned to have a post specifically on church ceilings and floors, but my Cuz in CA made a comment about how the white columns of San Pietro in Vincoli highlighted the ceiling fresco.  Here are more images … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Building a Roman Church: Domus Ecclesiae

In my last post on Building a Roman Church, I outlined the development of the Roman basilica to the Christian church structure. However, even the earliest existing churches, built in or more likely over a basilica were started in the … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | 2 Comments

Buildling a Roman Church, The Basilica

The Greek temple structure was prescribed by the weight-bearing capacity of stone and wood.  Our vision of ancient ruins is either of a bunch of stubby column bases, or possibly columns, with a few support structures around the outer rim. … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | 5 Comments

Building a Roman Church: Foundation

A tradition in the Catholic Church is the pilgrimage.  On our recent trip to Naples and Rome, you may have noticed that we spent a lot of time in church.  Our pilgrimage may have been more out of interest in … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged | 10 Comments

Roman Holiday: Tourist, Traveler, Pilgrim

During our recent explorations of Naples and Rome, we saw many sights. We archived over two thousand photographs, from which we selected a few hundred to remind us of our days. But, even these only glimpse the experiences we had … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, Travel | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Roman Holiday: All Roads Lead To…

  Airplane, car, tram, bus, train… home.

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment

Roman Holiday: Shopping

  Souvenier shops to street vendors… “Costa?”  

Posted in Travel | Tagged | Leave a comment