Category Archives: Rome/Italy

Honeysuckle on my Balcony

Years ago while walking on a goat path on the island of Amorgos, my nose abruptly told me to stop–it was the smell of honeysuckle. A smell that had been absent from my life for so long suddenly resurfaced and … Continue reading

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Roman Aesthetics

The Italian government is giving fiscal incentives for the ecological amelioration of buildings. Anxious to take advantage of the bonus, now Rome is full of condominiums covered in scaffolding such as the building across the street from where I live. The … Continue reading

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The Torlonia Marbles

Marino Tourlonias (1725-1785) was from Auvergne, a mountainous region in central France splattered with dormant volcanoes just waiting to wake up. Although Tourlonias’ origins were humble, his ambition was not. He moved the family to Rome where he changed their … Continue reading

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Dentist Day

My dentist and his assistant are always so nice and attentive that they make me feel special. So after my appointment the other morning, I walked back home and took a few fotos to celebrate the day. Many streets are … Continue reading

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Tassels and Trousers

Sometimes you just don’t know where to look.

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