Rome Images Part 2

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Off of hotel balconyMorning sunshineCozy looking residenceTypical. She made it look easy, even in a skirt!Many many street artistPantheonPantheon, built as a temple to all gods of ancient RomeExquisiteInside the Coliseum1% hotel ;) Roof top bar cocktailsMy usual: gin and sodaItalians after workALL waiters, pretty much everywhere, dress in formal uniformsTypical routine: after work cup of espresso. ALWAYS standingOrnate door carvings on a cathedralMichelangeloMain form of transportationExquisite sculptures EVERYWHERENotice the broken line at neck.PIck a head, any head, attach it it any bust!Courtyard for a lot of the sculptures (behind the Vatican)
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The Olympics

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Confession: I don’t watch the Olympics. But don’t take it personally; I never turn on my tv to watch anything, really. BUT, there are very few better examples of discipline. I greatly admire the characters of people participating, their focus and patience with themselves in order to achieve the goal. Very few of us live our lives toward such mastership. The pic was taken in Edinburgh, Scotland at the end of my Europe trip. 

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Rome Images: 1st Sampling

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Walk walk walk everywhere…     Swiss Guards @ Vatican; they are all over Europe, seem to have to monopoly on elite safety measures :/ old ruins, original Roman road

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Dining: Alinea in Chicago

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It is not just dining; it’s an experience. It is not just tasting, but engaging all your senses. Participating is not what you expect, utensils and applications are not typical. This is not one plate, fork and knife comfort food. This is multiple tiny surprises that culminate into anticipated pleasure. There is no monotony; there is anxiousness and excitement. The end result is like leaving a play of many acts or a gallery of gorgeous paintings, thus resulting in an appreciation for art and a new pleasure found. The added benefit is not being hungry. The more expensive a meal is, the more hands have touched every component of the plate. There is so much attention to detail and delicate … Read More

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