Category Archives: Rome/Italy

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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Keats-Shelley House, Rome

In 1820 at the age of 25, the poet John Keats left for Rome. He had tuberculosis and his doctors hoped that the Italian sun would provide a cure. But Keats, in love with Fanny Brawne, kept postponing the trip. … Continue reading

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Squawkers

Book buying binges generally occur at the Feltrinelli’s bordering Piazza della Repubblica. And when we pass the statues of Quattro Fontane, I sigh. These stone tableaux, one for each corner of the intersection of via dell Quattro Fontane and via … Continue reading

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Spoglia at Trastevere

“Spoglia”* from the Latin “spoils” is the repurposing of architectural elements. And Rome is full of them. Here is a small house that looks as if it’s been “excavated” from a wall at Trastevere. Next to a column inserted in … Continue reading

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