Rome Jan 2010 – For Virginia

Virginia, I’m afraid that the post boxes were really modern and boring…but the litter bins were quite something.

I’m not sure how I feel about seeing SPOR on litter bins. On the one hand it’s continuity, on the other is it clawing at a glorious past?

Rome Jan 2010 – The Colosseum

Here is a pic that Adam took from the nearest bus stop to The Colosseum. It shows just how meshed modern and ancient Rome is.

As you can see the light wan’t great (and brrr…to was cold)…
…but I hope this gives you some idea of how monumental it is.
It’s a very strange experience to be there…
…you can almost hear the cheers of the crowd.
It’s strange to think that even in the 1920s it was rather a neglected place, a malaria risk. A real feeling of that time can be found in Edith Wharton’s short story, ‘Roman Fever’, written in 1934.