Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmastime in Rome

Via (dei) Condotti, the most famous pedestrian shopping street in Rome, is chaos. A highly caffeinated, disorderly mob pushes and bumps along in free-form disorder; at regular intervals police cars, fire trucks, taxis, or street cleaners - inexplicably - drive right through the middle of it. Below: At the beautiful Trevi Fountain Anita Ekberg was mysteriously absent.
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Fatte a mano

Sofia? This baby's no yokel.
She communicates - though it's not vocal.
After three weeks in Rome,
this sweet little gnome
gesticulates just like a local.
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It's beginning to look a lot like...

wait. . . what?
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