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bio: eve

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Previous Posts
Snails in Paradise
What do you know about snails?
Career Spotlight: Field Biologist
Notice: East Coast Branch Closure
May all beings be free from suffering: late winter in the country
The country haircut

Italy 2k7

Category List
April - National Poetry Month 2008
February Smackdown
food and wine
Italy 2k7
the natural world
the rest of the world
the sexy

Favorite Things
· burdock root tea
· gingerbread
· Lucky Peach

We have been in Rome for 3 days and it was only last night that I found the network cable to hook us up to the interents. At last.

Vatican: done
St. Peter's Basilica: done
Campo de Fiore market: yes
Coliseum: done (twice)
Forum: done
A bunch of Palazzos: yep
Obelisks: uh huh.
Pantheon: You take pictures I'll be over there.
espresso: that'll get me to the next palazzo.
Galleria Borghese: Oh My God wow.
Trevi fountain: pretty. Want some gelato?
Spanish Steps: oh good grief it's covered with drunk Teens on Tour. Why is that guy selling Bob Marley posters? Hey that guy is selling beers...oh, we're leaving? Are we going to eat something?

I find myself experiencing historical time warps because history is all over the place. I read the interpretive signs and scoff if something is built as recent as the 1700s.

Today we went on a day trip to Tivoli to see the Villa Gregoriana and Villa D'Este. Both of these places are under-represented in the guide books we have. Vila Gregoriana dates back to 100 A.D. I posted some pics here.
But Don is a better photographer than I am so look at some of his here.

This is my last night in Rome.

Tomorrow it is back to internets blackout at the farmhouse in Tuscany.

Having a wonderful time. Wish you were here.

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