Rome 2016

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The Spanish Steps in Rome

The fountain in front of the Spanish Steps.

A street artist who uses just spray cans of paint.

The man above has a steel plate under the bottom rug. Then a steel rod runs up the inside of the bamboo pole. Then it connects to a plate under his seat. This way it appears that he is floating in air.

The exterior of the Pantheon.

There is a hole in the ceiling of the Pantheon that lets in the light. There are no windows.

The interior of the Pantheon that is illuminated just by the hole in the ceiling.

Piazza Navona in Rome

Cynthia at lunch

A typical street in Rome

Another typical street in Rome.

Campari and soda

Hors d'oeuvre served with the Campari and Cynthia's glass of wine.

The Trevi Fountain.

The Victor Emanuel Monument

For some unknown reason a parade went by our hotel.

The Vatican on Sunday morning. There were zillions of people there. The jumbo TV to the left of the fountain shows what is happening inside St. Peter's

The service in St. Peters does not include the Pope. Rather, he appears after the service finishes. The Pope is located within the red circle above. He has a loud speaker system set up. He delivers a 15 minute service from the window.

This is a close-up photo of the Pope in the window.

Inside St. Peters the Pieta statue

Inside St. Peters

Inside St. Peters, The dome

Inside St. Peters. One of many statues

Outside St. Peters, The guards

The Vatican on Tuesday, when it was not crowded.

A simple lunch today

A small church we came across in Rome. There are many like this.

The ceiling in that small church. The only light for the church is what comes through the windows in the ceiling dome. There are no other windows.

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