Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye Roma

This is a mosaic at the very top of St. Peter's Basilica at the  Vatican.  The climb was about 20min, and was an exhausting effort and test of stamina. As one gets higher and higher, the walls of the tiny and narrow staircase begin to curve in, and leaning over becomes an odd but nessacary way to go.  Once at the top the amazing mosaics come to life with values and tones. I peered over the edge and saw the transept below, with tiny ant like movement, which was the people below.  Goodbye Roma, espresso so smooth no need for sugar. Goodbye to monuments of the church on almost every corner, and goodbye to the artwork that was so inspiring. Also goodbye to evenings of 37 and 40 degrees!

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