Winter is heaving its final gusts of biting wind. Late February is homestretch territory. Sunny days begin to outnumber overcast ones. The thaw has not started yet, but its back is about to crack under the sun. Spotting a punchy ripe pomegranate in the grocery store from December through February reminds me of spring pleasures. … Continue reading The Pomegranate
Is it the Romeo and Juliet story? The prospect of finding an Italian partner?
The ancient mystery, the food, the love, the portrayals we see in film and tv? What is it about women and Italy?
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Would it surprise you that I went to a museum and the most fascinating part was the museum label next to the artwork? The artifacts weren’t lacking in aesthetic beauty or hard to understand, but the translated description was much more moving. I had a free day and Paul had to work so I decided … Continue reading The Romans From Musei Capitolini
We booked the Walks of Italy guided tour to see the Colosseum and Roman Forum. I find ancient sites are much more enjoyable to explore with a guide. Good guides are priceless in the amount of history they can share. Without them I think I’d just stand among a mountain of ancient rocks and … Continue reading Colosseum and Roman Forum
The day after my birthday celebration we decided to take it easy. We decided to see a Hokusai art exhibit in the morning, then catch up on work the rest of the day. Although many consider our journey a “long vacation,” Paul and I still work so we can pay bills and keep travelling the … Continue reading Hokusai in Rome
My dreams appear to me in the middle of a busy work day, riding on the bus, or walking down a city street. As if lightning has struck, I feel stunned and suddenly aligned by whatever image has entered my mind. The true ones stick. The images that seem most vivid are the ones I … Continue reading My 30th Birthday In Rome
How did we spend Christmas Eve in Rome? Since our hotel was off the historic center’s main street, Via Del Corso, the energy of the street was in high drive. Everyone seemed to be enjoying time with family as well as rushing around to find the perfect last-minute gift. We bought some goodies for each … Continue reading Christmas Eve in Rome