Category Archives: Rome/Italy

The Tears of Things

The boldness of the sun forced me out of bed. Spring was finally here and the air was so tart it pinched me into action. Today was the day of pulizie di primavera  (spring cleaning) and I decided to start … Continue reading

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14 November

On via San Vito in Rome, sandwiched in between two buildings, is the Arch of Gallienus. Originally intended as a gateway to the city of Rome,  it was later recycled as a monument to Emperor Gallienus. Gallienus was Emperor from … Continue reading

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11 November

The sky follows me wherever I go.

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10 November

Via Antonio Bosio 13b (second floor) in Rome was Luigi Pirandello’s last address. He died here in 1936 at the age of 69. Pirandello’s wife, Maria Antonietta Portulano, had a patrimony that enabled the couple to leave Sicily and move … Continue reading

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8 November

Framed Ivy with Lions on via Villa Albani, Rome. English ivy has no backbone so it clings and crawls. And wraps itself around anything it can. Thanks to their lusty affair, Semele and Zeus were about to have a baby. … Continue reading

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