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Just thought I'd say hi to everyone! just sitting at the table enjoying my second cup of tea after having some scrambled eggs, listening to the street noises... Here are some examples of the life that is happening at our feet this morning - 3 men are re stuccoing a building kitty corner from ours, an ambulance made it's way to Campo di'Fiori through this very narrow street, shop keepers are sweeping outside their shops, others are talking on their cell phones ...
... art with spray paint, puppets and other tricks. The selfie culture is so ubiquitous that it is really funny, with people striking poses all over the place in front of the iconic buildings and fountains. I especially love the buskers, and we sat for a while with a gypsy group (I am a sucker for a well played accordion) and actually bought their CD. It is real family time and perfectly safe to be out in the evening with so many people everywhere. We ...
... however there were some nice views of the Vatican Gardens and the highlight of the museum, the Sistine Chapel.
The museums were absolutely full of tourists, and unfortunately the layout of the museum means that everyone is pushing through to see the Sistine Chapel - meaning that even if you wanted to look at the artefacts on the way there you couldn't. ...
... paintings and tapestries. Our group made its way to the Sistine Chapel. The very same chapel in which the vote is cast (when the time comes) for a new pope. The artwork, by Michelangelo, is undoubtedly extraordinary. To paint for 4 years, upside and or lying down is a feat that is difficult to imagine. It is said that Michelangelo, unimpressed that he had been 'chosen' to paint the chapel, took some liberties with the artwork. There is God mooning, and there are ...