Category Archives: Rome/Italy

Tea & the Spanish Steps

Right next to Rome’s Spanish Steps is the Babington Tea Room. It was established in 1893 by Isabel Cargill and Anna Maria Babington. They, like many other ex-pats, came to Rome in hopes of creating a new lifestyle for themselves. … Continue reading

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Changes.

One lovely October morning in 1819, I was rubbing tombstones at Campo Cesto when I heard a woman crying. It was Mary Shelly. Her son William had recently died and she, obviously, was overwhelmed. There was nothing I could do … Continue reading

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The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Villa Albani

Situated in between via Salaria and viale Regina Margherita is Villa Albani. It’s not visible from these streets save for a brief flash from Regina Margherita. Villa Albani was built in the 1700s and was the home for many prestigious … Continue reading

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Sky as seen from my balcony

Clouds remind us that change happens all the time.

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