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A trundle through Trastevere, part the first

Trastevere is such an interesting part of Rome in which to wander. Little side streets tempt you to see what might be down them, and the pavement is alive with people and vehicles. 

While admiring the colours and design of this apartment building, I noticed a little della Robbia lookalike on the corner.


Isn’t it beautiful?


A reminder of the recent past, embedded in the pavement, outside another apartment building.


And, a reminder of the street artist My Dog Sighs.



The fellow leaning on the broom remarked that usually, there is one man working and 3 watching. Maybe the other two were having a coffee break?


If we did work like this, we wouldn’t have to go to the gym! When next you walk on pavement like this, please give a thought to the hard work that goes into the maintenance.


It was a lovely afternoon for a wedding.


This fellow is master of all he surveys.


PS Ciao, Sig. Ramazzotti! 



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My Dog Sighs

It was a post on this blog that first alerted me to a startling example of street art in Trastevere. Roman Despatches


I did some searching online, and found out a lot about the artist and this particular work. My Dog Sighs

(You’ll miss a lot of interesting background if you don’t go to that site! And, even worse, I’ll haunt you.)

It was with a high degree of satisfaction that I spotted the work yesterday, just after I found that tiny set of stairs for Barb to climb.



I found the detail in the close-up views of the eyes quite startling. I read how he had done this, but I’m still impressed!

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Dear Barb

Yesterday I went for a tram ride, and this was the scene out of the window.


And, here is the scene out the tram window this morning. Guess which day I preferred.


Barb, when you see this sign, you’ll know you’re almost at home for the next week.


I thought we might run up and down these steps, which are conveniently right near the apartment, to work up an appetite for breakfast. Isn’t that the best idea I’ve ever had?


Gone With the Wind

Then, I’ll take you to this shop for a cup of good coffee, and a pastry.


These young fellows just made my day, by showing me which settings to toggle to use the internet on my phone. They happen to be staying in the very building we’ll be in, Barb. They are from Mexico, and leave in 2 days for Berlin. I hope they have a wonderful time.


Thank you, Santiago and Magdiel, you are angels in disguise.

Oh, I found a rather nice Enoteca nearby, for our lunch or dinner. I have a hunch there are many more within striking distance.

Well, that’s it for today, Barb. Remember to pack shoes for running up and down those stairs. 


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