• 15Oct

    Jet lag was kinda nice for day one. Coming from China to Rome means that everything is 4 hours earlier. So the first night I went to bed at a reasonable hour of 10pm and woke up refreshed at 6am. This is what it must be like to be a morning person! I see the perks. We were out the door by 7:30 and on to see things.

    My morning view out the hotel window.

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    We began to just walk and see where we ended up. Here’s some of the sites, I can’t tell you their names because we weren’t on a tour but I’m sure that a lot of them are famous!

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    Arch dome building place.

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    Now I know that Italians like gelato but this flavor looks kinda gross.

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    Broken building park area

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    I call this: Light at the End of the Hallway.

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    “Are you not entertained? Is this not what you came here to see?”
    I was bummed there were no fights scheduled for today. But it looks like they’re working on restoring it, so maybe next time.

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    The “Not so famous but frequently photographed because its next to the Colosseum so it must be important” place.

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    Throw your money over your shoulder fountain.

    Here’s some stuff that I was writing while enjoying my time at the Trevi Fountain.

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    He looks like one of those cherubs. There’s something about these cherub’s eyes. This intense look. I’m not sure if its because I’m always looking for gentle eyes amid the plush face and wavy hair, but cherubs always have these mature eyes. As I sit staring at this fountain my eyes can’t seem to see much besides this character and his eyes.

    What a strange place. This fountain at the back of someone’s house, that millions if not billions annually come to see. Maybe it makes those people with fountains in their front yards not seem so bad. Maybe it’s a good ploy to get people to start throwing money at your house.

    What is it that makes these places landmarks? Is it because they’re old? Is it because they’re unique or is it the story and the history? Ever wonder what people will be looking at in 100 years, 500 years or even 1,000 years from now? How many curators will be taking tours around the great arena of Dodger Stadium? Telling of the “giants” slain on the field…

    Today at the colosseum we learned that it mostly looks the way it does today because it became obsolete and so they took all the good stuff and used it to build other things. Historians and visitors wish that it had been seen as a great monument then as we do now. If only it still had all the white stone and marble covering the facade. Ever wonder what potential national treasures we are destroying now?

    I spent most of time at places people watching. It’s fun to see different fashion, hear different languages and see different culture. Some of the best stuff to watch is some people’s complete disregard for other people. Standing in front of people, pushing people aside, walking through pictures or walking into you. Sure a lot of it might be cultured based but it doesn’t make it any less fun to watch.

    That’s day one in a nutshell. Off to the Vatican tomorrow.

    Lup

    Posted by LupLup @ 10:40 pm

2 Responses

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  • Molly Says:

    Seriously… I think you’re the funniest person I know. “A ploy to get people to throw money at your house” … I’m totally getting a fountain and sticking it outside my apartment door. LOL Miss you friend!

  • Shawn Says:

    “Are you not entertained!” Naming sites,you truly are a gifted writer and truly blessed. I bet you wish you had your bike. Keep’em coming.