My run of good weather has come to an end. It was raining when I left Bagni di Lucca and Rome was the same. Apart from the fact that my shoes suddenly decided they were not waterproof, this didn’t really stop me trudging around Rome. After a change of shoes I was off.
Here are some Roman faces I saw on my wanderings.
I think it is appropriate to start with Julius Caesar. He was standing guard at the Forum.
Friends at the Piazza Navona.
Getting wet in Campo de’ Fiori. Perhaps the rain will wash the bird poo off his nose.
Mosaics on a corner in Piazza Farnese.
Standing in the rain outside the Pantheon.
The three faces above were in the Pantheon. The sheep looks particularly happy. Who wouldn’t, living in this gorgeous place?
The 1 above and the next 2 are in the beautiful church of Santa Maria in Trastevere.
The skull and cross bones was above a confessional. A warning perhaps?
This seagull was huge!!! I wish I had a matchbox to put beside it to show you. He was well aware of his stature. He was standing tall and proud on top of a car and attracted quite an audience.
The lovely lady and her friends are watching over the tomb of the unknown soldier at Vittorio Emanuelle II.
The boy was on guard as well.
She was in the church beside Termini Station, the enormous Santa Maria deli Angeli.
An interesting “Men at work” sign.
He must feel a bit silly in that hat.
A face that only a mother could love.
Caterina da Siena in Villa Borghese gardens.
Beside Caterina was the beautiful face of Fausto Cecco, an aviator of note, judging by his hat.
Graffiti on a wall.
This is not really a baby keeping his glasses on by suction. It was an advertising poster – I have no idea what it was for.
Next stop Helsinki for some really cold weather. I hope it is not raining.