Monday, May 29, 2017

the blue hour

My favorite time of day, and it
extra special on this early evening up
on the Capitoline Hill.  I'm leaving
today—'til next time, Roma!

[Linking back to Blue Monday.]

Sunday, May 28, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday

Here's the church of Sant' Agnese in Agone,
in the Piazza Navona; its main
architect was Borromini, arch-rival of
Bernini, who created the Four Rivers fountain
(built around an obelisk brought to Rome
by the emperor Caracalla) directly in front of the church.  
It's said that Bernini sculpted his figure depicting
the Nile with its head covered, as though
 hiding from Borromini's looming church façade,
but in fact the fountain predates the
façade by quite a few years.

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White

Part of a structure that's thousands of 

years old set against one that's
not yet 100 years old (and 

that vehicle that I probably should have
photoshopped out)—this is Rome.

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rome in the rain

I was here in Rome once in November,
when the weather was a bit,
shall we say, dramatic here on the
Ponte Vittorio Emanuele.  I'm posting
 ahead and hoping that it's
 and sunny while I'm here now.
(Either way, it's beautiful!)

[Linking back to Weekend Reflections
and Skywatch Friday.]

Thursday, May 25, 2017

signs, signs

And today we're headed to Rome.
This sign is in the Capitoline Museum,

in Rome, and has been around
for a few millennia.  I don't read Latin,
but can make out a few words:
pontifical, senate, kings, first (and I'll
guess that "Ti Clau Aug" is Tiberius
Claudius Caesar Augustus).

[To see more signs, go here.]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ABC Wednesday—T is for "tapestry"

This is a very small part of a very large
tapestry, which you can see if you
visit the Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


On to Florence today and I'm looking
forward to a meal at Osteria De' Benci—maybe
starting with a lovely tomato bruschetta,
followed by their famous spaghetti dell'ubriacone
(i.e., drunken spaghetti, so-called
because they marinate it in red wine).

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]