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Random thoughts about living in Rome

Picasso in Rome

After the brutal weather in Toronto, I was quite glad to return to Rome where it feels like spring. One of my favourite things in January is seeing this Mimosa tree in full bloom on my way to the market. … Continue reading

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Hello 2018

A very happy New Year to all my readers. Brutally cold temperatures in Toronto and other parts of Ontario dampened New Year’s Eve celebrations. The annual outdoor party outside City Hall in Toronto was condensed  and actually cancelled in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Symbol of Christmas

Queen’s Park, Toronto The year seems to be ending with remarkable similarity to how it started. In January, I  unexpectedly spent a night in Philadelphia on my way from Toronto to Rome.  I ended up enjoying this diversion as  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Season Starts in Rome

December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, is the official start of the Christmas season in Rome. It is a holiday and and on this day, all the public Christmas trees are illuminated and the Christmas lights on Via … Continue reading

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Pain in Paradise

Although I live in a central part of the city here in Rome, my apartment is in a quiet neighbourhood with lots of trees. It is on top of a small hill and I always felt like I was in … Continue reading

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On The Move

(click on pictures to enlarge) These are the feet of a presumed royal Egyptian figure dating from the 3rd century BC. It is all that remains of the colossal figure together with the base which contains a hieroglyphic script and … Continue reading

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Birthday Adventure

(click on pictures to enlarge) My sister gave me an exciting present for my birthday, a ziplining ecotour with Long Point Adventure Tours in southwest Ontario. To keep me company, she included her two children and son-in-law, and took on … Continue reading

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Old and New Sights in Paris

(click on pictures to enlarge) I know Paris fairly well having lived there for six months many years ago. However, I hadn’t been there for years so when two good friends who live there both persuaded me to visit, I … Continue reading

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The Tiber River, Il Tevere

(click on pictures to enlarge) Summer has arrived. In the last few days, daytime temperatures have been close to 30C. The Romans have shed their coats and boots and donned their sandals. There is also a fashion for funky sneakers … Continue reading

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Roman Spring

(click on pictures to enlarge) Where has the time gone? I seem to have slowed down even more than usual so it feels like the days go by faster. Any how, apologies to my readers for being so out of … Continue reading

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