The Apartment Entrance
The King and Queen arrive at our apartment.
Armani No Longer
So now Apple owns this advertising space and I really miss the sexy Armani ads.
Campo dei Fiori
We spent one day having lunch at Campo at the statue of Bruno.
The brass plaque we clean in Campo on our visits was relatively clean when we arrived. It was obvious that someone was cleaning it. The plaque commemorates the day in 1555 when the Pope had all the Jewish holy books brought to Campo to be burned.
We found out that the sales person who is always present at this stand where the plaque is located cleans it during the day. That is me with Sharif Hussein. Yes I assume that he is a Muslim cleaning the Jewish plaque.
The spring floods were especially bad this year partly due to the fact that they had snow in Rome this past winter.
New to Rome this year are stores that sell CBD oil and other marijuana products. This one was just outside of Campo.
Just like all major cities in the world Rome has some very good graffiti.
High School Volleyball
Because this stay in Rome was relatively short this year the only way we could see Elena and her daughters was to go to a volleyball game. Margarita, the younger daughter, plays on her high school team. This was a very important game and they were playing the team in first place.
The winner was best out of three games and they lost the first two - one was close and the second was not so close. I thought the match was over at that point since they could not win any longer but they had to play the third game since the final standings depend on the number of games won. Margarita's team was pretty deflated after losing the first two games and they were not playing well in the third game. After a short period of time they were behind by 5 points and their coach packed up and just left the court and building. I had never seen anything like that and I asked Elena about it and she said that no one liked this coach. Three years ago when her older daughter was playing the entire team quit in the middle of the season.
Rome tried city bikes about 8 years ago and it was a complete failure. Besides Hynda and I not many people biked in Rome 8 years ago. Many more do it now and I guess they are going to try it again.
Taverna dei Fori Imperiale: gnocchi with pesto and a veggie platter with radicchio and carbonata.
Carciofi Time: Spring is the artichoke season and many of the stores have displays like this one.
Cadorna: The usual meal at Cadorna... eggplant parmesan, pasta primervera and cicoria.
Biological Egg: Straight out of the carton is a very dirty egg.