Sunday, 2 May 2010

Wedding/Honeymoon highlights...

So this happened...


Then we went to Monkey World...


Spent a couple of days in London and went to Abney Park Cemetery...




Went to the London Death Trap...


Had dinner at Mildreds. Andrea sat next to David Walliams.


Went to see The 39 Steps...


Struggled to book a holiday due to volcanic ash cloud. Finally managed to book a trip to Rome. Ate lots of pizza (the waiter in this restaurant looked like Paul Rudd, but I couldn't get a picture).


Went to Profondo Rosso, which also houses Dario Argento's Museum of Horrors - never has the sight of so many dismembered corpses made me so happy.


Bought some stuff...


Went to the Vatican Museum and saw lots of scary statues.


...and dead things...


...and a statue of the Egyptian baboon god Shakma...


At one point we passed Richard Herring while crossing a road. If you want a more detailed blog about what Rome was like last week, you can check out his diary here.

Saw some dead monks with some artfully arranged dead things at the Capuchin Cemetery...

Went to the Keats-Shelley Memorial House where Keats died. Keats wasn't that interesting though, so there was loads of stuff about Shelley and Byron instead...



Went to loads of crowded touristy places like the Trevi Fountain, then ran away in search of pizza...


Went to a very cool Japanese restaurant, Doozo. It was in a bookshop.


Watched The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires in Italian...


Went to the Colosseum...


Walked around lots of ruins. I'm also pretty sure I got cursed by a witch here but haven't noticed any side-effects just yet...


Ate more pizza...


Saw more dead things...


...and more scary statues...


On the last night we went here...


Their pizzas were shaped like ghosts, which makes them twice as awesome...

Came home. Listened to some of the Italian albums I picked up, including one by Nemesi...

5 comments:

gerdarcy said...

Yay yay yay!!! Welcome back. Looks like you had an ace time. Thanks for the CD mix tape. It was excellent. Yay some more.

Christopher said...

I 2nd the Yay. Congrats, I hope you had a great trip.

Chris Regan said...

Thanks very much! We had an awesome time and a fantastic honeymoon!

Luther Bhogal-Jones said...

Ha, Profundo Rosso is amazing. I got my Luigi Cozzi films signed by him and got a picture taken with him.

The funniest thing was when we were in the dungeon, which is pretty shit and naff (and they had to open up just for us) the lights went off as we were stood at the far end near Tom Savini's pendulum corpse from The Black Cat.

We stood there in the dark for a minute or two, not sure if it was a wind up, or intentional or what. Then the lights flicked on...

Glad you saw the freaky monks too - that is the church with the child/ baby skeleton as death in the far room, isn't it, holding the scales of justice?

Chris Regan said...

Yeah, they had to open up the museum for us too - guess it's not that popular! But the fact that a Dario Argento museum exists is awesome.

That is the one with the child skeleton with the scales - that's properly scary stuff!