My favorite time of day, and it
was extra special on this early evening up
on the Capitoline Hill. I'm leaving
today—'til next time, Roma!
[Linking back to Blue Monday.]
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
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
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
Friday, May 26, 2017
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
this ahead and hoping that it's
bright and sunny while I'm here now.
(Either way, it's beautiful!)
[Linking back to Weekend Reflections
and Skywatch Friday.]
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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
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.]