Our friend Jack has arrived safely back in Beijing after a week of being dragged around Roman ruins and Baroque churches. Its a little hard to impress Jack with the grandeur of Rome; he lives in a culture where antiquity means 5000 years ago, old means 2000, new means 1000 and really new means all that earlier stuff got knocked down yesterday to build something sleek and steel today. And grandeur is the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace or further afield in Xian the Terra Cotta Army.
But there were a few things that caught his eye (A rollover should give you a brief description):
And did I mention he found the Swiss Guards very impressive - must be those uniforms.
13 gennaio - Battesimo di Gesu