Monday, May 12, 2008

Rendez-vous at the Trevi Fountain

From a photograph taken in Rome in May 2006. It was the woman's dress that made the photograph, it's always some little detail like that .....

The sun was going down, it was getting cool again, and people were starting to think about going somewhere for dinner.

You can't actually go into the fountain anymore .... more's the pity because it looks like it might be nice on a warm day. They say that if you throw a coin into the fountain, you will return to Rome. A nice myth.

Since visiting Rome and seeing all those places, I have read Lustrum and Imperium by Robert Harris, in which various places in Rome are mentioned. Sometimes you kind of wish that time travel was possible when you're someplace like Rome, or Pompeii. It would be really something to go back in time and experience what it was really like living there.

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