Today for the first time in many years - though I do remember a brief snow storm two years ago - it snowed in Roma and snow is forecast for the next few days. North of Firenze it has been dire - temperatures in the minus teens and snow.. lots and lots of snow. Not that snow is an unknown in these areas, just that this past few days have been exceptional - but understand there is no climate change!
But I digress - often according to some of the finest psychoanalysts a sign of denial. I awoke this morning (afternoon his time) to these photos that my friend Marco sent as he attempted to get home from work - his being the motorino buried in the snow.
|Piazza della Repubblica looks even more romantic in that half-light you get|
with falling snow and cloudy skies - and its almost devoid of traffic.
|I'm not sure as Marco didn't identify the venue|
but I think this is the main station at Termini - equally devoid of traffic???
|Piazza Navona as captured by our friend Lionel this evening - sensible Romani stayed in doors but our Lionel walked from our old neighborhood to take it. Not exactly next door but then he always was the athletic sort.|
And finally young Simon - who is either in London studying hard or in Roma cheering on Lazio, or perhaps in London just "studying" and cheering on Lazio - put this wonderful photo up on Facebook.
|From the Cappidocia overlooking the Foro towards the Colesseo and San Giovanni. Snow covered for the first time in 28 years - a sight not many of us will ever see, and how I wish I were there to see it now.|
Sorry how the hell could I not be homesick?
*Snow, snow, go away!
03 February - 1815: The first factory dedicated to making cheese opens in Switzerland.