Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
After London, Berlin and Zurich the “No Mask” day demonstration was held in Rome and attracted a few thousand people who are staunchly against wearing masks and vaccines.
The event, which was organized by the extreme left and a handful of “rebel” doctors was held right next to Rome’s famous “Mouth Of Truth” which was made famous in the 1953 movie “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Security was tight with most people who weren’t wearing masks (unlike your correspondent).
Monday, March 16, 2020
A first for a supermarket, the one near our place: they put up a sheet of plexiglass which separates the cashiers from the customers. Also, on the floor are strips of black scotch tape which indicate the appropriate distance to keep between customers!
March 18th With some idiots (including fathers) playing soccer in our courtyard).
...and empty soccer fields.
Living on a prayer?
March 25th-26th Where the streets have no name (as U2 would sing).
Empty, like the market.
Spot-checks at San Giovanni.
Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Rome's seven basilicas.
The Circus Maximus was once the world's largest stadium which could hold up to 300,000 people during the chariot races. Quite the thing to see it completely empty (and that's where in 2007 we saw the free Genesis show, a mere 500,000 of us on hand for that tremendous show!).
A totally empty Mouth of Truth which was made famous the world over by the 1953 movie with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, "Roman Holiday".
The totally deserted Vatican Museums.
Rome's central Piazza Navona.
The French Embassy honours Italy.
Largo Argentina and its lonely cats.
Rome's famous Via Veneto, deserted as well.
The Spanish Steps.
The very tranquil Tiber river with no boating activity whatsoever.
FAO, the U.N.s Food and Agricultural Organization.
The Baths of Caracalla (where a few years ago I saw old Neil Young in concert).
The Campidoglio, Rome's City Hall.
Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian government.