Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More Sharing

Our friend Jack is arriving from Beijing tomorrow so I'll be out and about for a few days showing him Rome; so I thought I'd do a bit of "stay at home" and blog read like crazy. Here's a few more things that are definitely worth a peek:
  • Auld has a new porno site - well not really porno more like erotic cookery. The first post of Naughty Nibbles has a recipe to keep you heart (that's heart okay) strong - Hoppin' John.
  • Larry at AMOROMA has two posts about the Holiday season. Some great shots of their Christmas with Vincenzo's family in Sicily; and a rather specialized Roman menu for the New Year.
And now for a few more totally unrelated and gratuitous photos from the back log of 2007. These were taken in late summer on Via Nomentana - the main street from our area into Centro - it was one of the great "roads that lead to Rome" and still is 2000 years later.
Aqua Marcia FountainA public fountain - part of the Aqua Marcia, the aquaduct system that supplied water to Ancient Rome and still does today.
A street side memorialIt appears that someone was killed at this intersection - probably a motorino driver - and friends have built a memorial at the site. This is common sight along highways, less so on city streets.
Shrine to the VirginShrines are found all over town and there are local societies or Schola that look after them. This one is in the wall surrounding the Russian Embassy - ironically an old convent.
An abndoned Villa on NomentanaNomentana was once lined with Villas, many like ours, have been turned into condominium parks. Owners of others, such as this one, have sold off the surrounding land and then abandoned what is probably designated as a historical building.

02 gennaio - San Bassilio

9 comments:

Boy About Town said...

Oh I want a tour next I am Rome! And the lady that locked us out now has a porn site?!?! well not porn but close enough! lol! see you when your done playing guide

Tater said...

Willym,

It has been so nice to sit here this morning and catch up with all your posts! I feel that I have escaped my wintry prison for the sun-drenched romance of Italy. Your pictures and writing have managed to banish the blues away for me today, and for that I am grateful. I loved your smilebox photos, btw, and am sorry I have fallen so behind in my comments! I am slowly getting back to speed. I wish you and your family all that is good for the new year!

Big Ass Belle said...

it's about 18 degrees this morning and the wind is blowing 45 miles per hour. i am chilled to my very bones, yet your beautiful photos somehow warmed me.

as always, i am enchanted by the glamorous man-of-the-worldness of you. beijing. rome. points in between. you, sir, are divine.

Auld Hat said...

ahhh...Rome in Summer...
What is that poem about the Sun preferring to shine over Italy than any other place on Earth? Something about the light being brighter in Rome? I forget. But your pictures make me think of it.
Now then, about this porn...
*cracks whip, adjusts leatherette*
(heh heh)

sageweb said...

I had to hop over here to see your bit on the auld hat's porn site! LOL. Who would have thought. Now we know why we were all locked out on New Years, she was cooking black eyed peas naked.. and no pics. bummer
Oh love the pictures, I might be going to Sardinia later this year for business, hope to make it to Rome keeping my fingers crossed.

more cowbell said...

Oh I love your pictures, and loved your Smileboxery as well. And we do love when our own Hatalicious Hat turns to the naughty, don't we?

Sling said...

Beautiful pix!.I was struck by the fact that "Video" is the same in Roman as it is in English...who knew?
Plus!..I went by Hat's por..er...erotic cuisine site..That girl definitely cooks in the kitchen!...The end.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely pics, as always. Have fun with your friends.
Ciao!

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