Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: pt 2

Part 1 was called "When in Rome..." - I make the rules here.
No one can say the Italians aren't god-fearin' people, at least historically. Well in the real early days you could be fed to lions or crucified for being a Christian, then it was allowed, even promoted by the guy who helped cobble together the bible, Constantine. Over the years so many churches have been built there is literally a church on every block it seems. And these churches, if placed in the USA, would be called cathedrals. But there they are just churches.
A closer look reveals the beauty of tourism on your city.
This couple rode from the church to their cars on horses after their marriage. About 150 feet. If you are so rich that a 150 foot horse ride is mandatory for making your wedding perfect, then more power to you. Then some guy tried to burn out in his Ferrari and failed, and all the people at the restaurant we were eating at laughed at him. Oh the follies of being rich.
There is that red Ferrari I was talking about.
The Spanish steps. To our left (your right) is the Keats-Shelley house, where the poet John Keats died. It was a hangout for many famous poets and writers, including Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron. Shelley's wife, Mary, wrote Frankenstein, but not here, in Geneva actually.
Certainly not teen aged anymore, the romance of a place can still overtake me.
Behind the scenes of a Milk Teeths blog post being created. (We found out she loved Paris!)
Buying into the tourist schlock, totally guilty and busted right here by my own admission. They should put a sign up stating that all coins will go to a homeless shelter. That would make any wish that much sweeter.
Back it up a bit so you can see the carnage of humanity flocking to this place.
The Pantheon, free and the painter Raphael is buried here. See Grant's Blog about Rome and his photos from the Pantheon. (There may be some cross-posting of similar photos.)
Vittorio Emanuele II gets a mega-structure.
Digital photo dump: All these digital photos are basically for my memory or the blog, and my B&W photos are generally for other purposes...
Barucca lemons the size of a child's head, an array of yellows.
Scarabocchiato amore nella terra che il tempo laverà via.
The coloseum is just down the road.
The sun took the color with it as it bowed out gracefully for the day, yielding to the twilight.
The Vatican Museum. Encrusted throughout.
With both decoration and tourists.
A wilted Santa Claus gets a piggy back ride.
Also a great depression era photographer. Get amongst him.
Posted June 9th, 2011 by My house was tented for wood eating bugs.
Who wouldn\'t love a vacation in paris with the Templetons!? There is a reason TRAFFIC JAM is my home page.
Posted By: Mulvey on June 9th, 2011 at 10:14PM PST
The image industry of the church fueled by the fantasies
of skinny old white men.

I bet they need all the coins for their impressive collection of
horror themed pinballs and arcades.

At least you feel sorry for supporting that.

There aren´t too many pictures of happy children, except for
god´s child, right?
Either they´re some framing decoration enjoyable probably for
pedophiles and grannies only or they get slaughtered in the most
explicit way..

Isola Tiberina looks like some nice skateplaza.

Why horses?Why so unromantic?
But look at that red car and then the nissan in front.
Shaped metal, painted...just the same.
Then, look at this lovely little orange funride...it´s..
well, shaped metal, painted..

Enough teenage kissing, let´s show em how the pros do..

You know, every evening me and my girl watch this blog
and I hold her in my arms and she tells me that we´re at
least same as happy as you guys are.

I´m kidding.I´m doing this beside work.
Lot´s of male guys around me.Masculine, male guys.

I´m kidding again.I´m in a treehouse.

A mural that´s praising the art of pinstriping?
Lazy sunbathers?

That „Childonback“ painting could be the package
design of some homeopathic laxative.Let them winds go.

I´m a philistine.

Yesterday I was watching Code Wars on CNBC.
Anyone seen that?Funny as hell.
About a government that want´s to protect itself from
cyberattcks but get´s all the hard & software produced
and delivered by it´s possible threat.They detected spyware
and stuff in microchips...
One day a man with a simple remote control in his hands
will tell the world to shut the fuck up or everything will get
set standby and your coffemachine will tell you to bow down
to the communist system...is what they were trying to say I guess.

Fun, everyone.
Posted By: S on June 10th, 2011 at 03:48AM PST
Thanks for all of your comments S Van, I have not told you in a while. I appreciate them, and Deanna and I (as well as many others I suspect) enjoy reading them every day.
Posted By: ed on June 10th, 2011 at 09:15AM PST
From a big smiling face.Thank you so much!Both of you.
And this time, my girl IS sitting next to me.Smiling, too.
Posted By: S on June 10th, 2011 at 10:34AM PST
Deanna needs to post..MOAR!!
Where's john?

What shoes are you wearing?

Plastic bottles. It's a bummer to be walking along,then somebody finishes their drink and just throws away a recyclable CRV bottle.

Check out Grant's socks.

I Spy: The parka.

I'm surprised. The size of those Lemons. thanks for the fruit report.I would have never known.
Ok,off to make my lunch then go to work.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on June 10th, 2011 at 11:08AM PST
the american "april fools" is celebrated as "dia de los santos inocentes" (the massacre of the innocents) here in mexico around december.

the pranks and all that stuff is the same and validated that day.
i guess i can stab babies in the belly with a sword and it will be alright.
Posted By: fresh from mex on June 10th, 2011 at 06:48PM PST
Those lemons are fucking crazy. I have more to say but I'm on my phone right now haha
Posted By: Mike on June 11th, 2011 at 07:48AM PST
Those lemons are fucking crazy. I have more to say but I'm on my phone right now haha.
Posted By: Mike on June 11th, 2011 at 07:49AM PST
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