The Eternal City

The Eternal City bakes under a hot July sun. The ruins of antiquity mingle with everyday life.

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All images on this Rome blog by C London

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A saxophonist plays an unlikely tune

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and Segway tourists abdicate their legs in favor of the high tech transport.

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Trevi,

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Pantheon

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and Four rivers fountain lure sightseers,

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but it is the quiet side street, gelato and an array of Italian delicacies that beg us pause.

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Catholics celebrate their symbolic core and the late John Paul II is beatified.

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St Peters Square swallows hundreds in its expanse.

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The interior of St Peter eternally magnificient.

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Outside the city, cool and dark catacombs honeycomb the ground beneath a beautiful garden and open plain.

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Two million souls of antiquity–the everyday man, Popes and saints lie side by side.

It is the hazy hot days that slow the pace of the traveler beckoning pause and rest.

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“Hold still while I take your picture Mom!”

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All images on this Rome Blog by C London

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4 Responses to The Eternal City

  1. Oh Christine! That's beautiful. I've always wanted so badly to see the Pieta "in person". Thanks for sharing your camera until I do. Beautiful blog.

  2. Thanks, Gail.. my pleasure and you are very welcome.

  3. This brings back such memories! We did a house trade in August, unfortunately, during the heat wave of 2004, which killed hundreds of people. We had a small apt in the Piazza Navona region. It was glorious but at leat 93 degrees for weeks, morning, noon and night! Rome is spectacular! You're hot, but you're hot in Rome!

  4. Beautiful pictures, Christine. What a fabulous, interesting city. You're certainly having a wonderful vacation.Jana

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