Tag Archives: Rome
I went for a walk in the neighborhood and got slapped in the face by history. Almost knocked me over. It wasn’t in Sulzburg where history can go back a millennium, but Rome where recorded history can take you back 3,000 years. We were just wandering through the neighborhood where my son and his wife […]
I should apologize. I put the cart ahead of the horse this week. It was only as I was scheduling Wednesday’s post that I realized I had never shared my pictures of Rome’s Trevi Fountain. I promised then I would get some of those to you soon. Trevi Fountain is a tourist magnet and a […]
Been there, done that. Why do we keep going back? It might have something to do with the beauty of the sculptures. Or that being near water somehow makes a hot Rome day seem a little cooler. Whatever the reason, whether it is your first trip to Rome or your 101st, Trevi seems to […]
My family tolerates my affinity for church buildings. But they don’t indulge me. In Rome that might be a good thing, given the number of churches in the city – more than 900. If we stopped to check out each one we passed by, we’d never get to our destination. That is because I […]
When you think of furry animals in Rome, most tourists think cats. After all, there is a much-visited cat sanctuary downtown. But cats aren’t the only wild animals you can see if you keep your eyes open. There are also nutria, animals I had never heard of before last week. Had you? We were in […]
Can you experience jet lag after a flight in the same time zone? My brain says no. My body says yes. Just back from a long weekend trip to Rome, and my body feels about as out of whack as it does after a transatlantic voyage. I guess that makes sense in a way – […]
We close out or three-day look at one of Rome’s top attractions with some more photographs.