A Beautiful Day!

A Beautiful Day!

Sky is Blue, there's a breeze in the air, and it's not too hot.  Funny how fluctuations in weather patterns remind us of another season.  Even though it's summer, Autumn is in the air. Saw an energized version of Jesus Christ Superstar, last night.  It brought me back to 1973, when the musical was popularized. [...]

Bear Lake

A few childhood memories of Lake Wapogasset-Bear Lake - I always had a burning desire to go there.  Little cottages, built by my grandfather, dotted the scenic shore. One was left to my grandma.  We sometimes went there, but there were so many of us. My mother had to keep an eye that we didn't [...]

Segesta

Segesta

Segesta is a magical archaeological site, located in the high hills of Northwestern Sicily.  A visit in the late afternoon, when other tourists were heading out, allowed a mystical impression of a very special place. Apparent facts escape me at this moment.  Only that Segesta was occupied by various peoples, over thousands of years.  The [...]

Testaccio

  Friday afternoon on a plaza of a working class neighborhood in Rome. The recorded history of Testaccio goes back to 2BC.  On the south side of Rome, early on it was a place to store discarded remnants from imports. In the nineteenth century it was industrial and lacked adequate sanitation, electricity, and water. Living [...]

Along the Aurelian Wall

While the streets of Rome were packed with tourists, buzzing here and there, taking selfies at the Spanish Steps, or the Fontana di Trevi, my thoughts were set in motion by the many people over the centuries that have made a pilgrimage to this unbelievable landscape.  A visit to see The Keats Shelley house is [...]

Oggi

Oggi

Time is flying.  It is already 'Oggi'.  Today!  Tomorrow will be "Domani'.  Oggi é giovedì, domani, venerdì. Oggi sono andata in Testaccio.  Today I walked in Testaccio, visiting places I've never been, and others I know, from before. I have walked through a few neighborhoods in Rome, and Testaccio, in my mind is, most authentically [...]