Revised June 16,2004
This is a photograph of Via Flavia - our street. Our apartment is on the top floor of the first white building on the right. The green plantings on the top of that white building are on our balcony.
This is Hynda eating our first breakfast on the terrace. The terrace has an automatic watering system that goes on twice a day. There are hoses that run from one plant to another. The second day we were here the owners called at 7:30AM to inform us that water was pouring off the terrace onto the sidewalk. Since that time we have had a flood on the street almost everyday. The water here is highly calcified and the various spigots have gotten stuck and then come apart. We have finally got the flooding under control. Hynda has made it her mission to see that the plants are healthy all summer. This entailed replanting numerous trees, shrubs and flowers. She now has me shopping for new plants.
Here is another view of the terrace.
We have three bathrooms - the visitors, the 'Side-to-Side' and the Orgasmitron. The first picture is of the shower in the Side-to-Side. It is hard to tell from the picture but the shower head is mounted in the center of the long wall of the shower. When you shower, if you face the nozzle, you do not have the normal 'Step-Back' move that we have all perfected over the course of our lives. Instead you have to execute a side-to-side move. It is actually hard to adjust to this.
The Orgasmitron reminds us of the Woody Allen movie where he is sent into the future and no one has sex anymore. To experience an orgasm you need to enter this machine called the Orgasmitron. We have one. Here it is:
Note: The first person that names the Woody Allen movie that this is from will be awarded a jar of the absolute best balsamic vinegar in the world upon our reentry. We can not remember the name.
Note: No more cards and letters folks - it is SLEEPER!!
Here is a picture of the visitors toilet:
Actually, this is a photo of the toilets for the public in the Vatican. I was about to make a comment about the Catholic Church but I will leave that for another section of the website.
After almost two weeks here we have eaten our first home cooked dinner. Guess what it was???
Here are a couple more photos of the apartment: