We just finished exchanging houses with a family in Rome for a month. Here are a few of the sketches I drew on the trip.
I love that this moped mechanic is tucked inside an ancient building in the heart of the city. Rome is such a fascinating combination of old and new.
Rome was one big playground to Martha and Charlotte. In Trastavere, we found a great playground and some English-speaking kids to play with for an afternoon.
We found ways to cool down in the heat of the summer. Here we found an ancient lake in the crater of a volcano in the shadow of Castel Gandolfo.
There are beautiful fountains everywhere in Rome. This one is at the Villa d’Este in Tivoli. Martha and Charlotte are leaning over the edge of the railing.
This one is from a fountain looking at the buildings around the Pantheon.
We spent a lot of time taking breaks in cafes. Here we sat in the town square of the ancient hilltop town of Civita di Bagnoregio.
But mostly we walked and lost ourselves in countless streets and neighborhoods.