It's weird, the streets around Rome & around the touristy places are just empty. Usually even in the middle of the night there are people walking around, sitting, talking, etc. It's about 04:30 Wednesday.
Paige - If you happen to be in Rome, don't buy the helicopter toys from the street vendors!!! They'll charge you an arm and a leg. %arc told me this before I went to Rome, and I am glad. In Rome, they cost anywhere from 8 to 20e. Here in the US, 2 for $1.00. Ha! They are a flmsey piece of plastic with an l.e.d. light. You use it like a slingshot and when it goes up into the air, you see a light streak.
Hi Paige, you can by these from street sellers, they are like a little helicopter. You launch them up into the air by firing them from an elastic band. They have rota blades on them and they hover back to the ground.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROMA !!! 21ST OF APRIL
Giordano Bruno looks a bit gloomy though.
Crowded - but lovely.
Can anyone comment on what the orbs of light are that seem to fly up and down without actually being tossed? It may be the perspective from the webcam but they appear to be repeatedly and effortlessly tossed 5-6 stories into the air. Super neat!
waow ... no market today... first time I've seen it without it.. any particular reason?and a big Thanks... to Rodney for that historical lesson
Rodney - thank you for informing us.
The people were gathered to recall that The Inquisition stripped Giordano Bruno naked, bound his tongue and burned him alive at the stake in Campo di' Fiori on Feb. 17, 1600, for a stubborn adherence to his then unorthodox beliefs—including the ideas that the universe is infinite and that other solar systems exist. A statue of him is in the center of the Campo di' Fiori.
Some sort of ceremony going on at 17:15 Feb 17 in the square. Many people gathered around the monument, including a group of uniformed children and of course, many speeches.
What always seems so strange to me, is according to many Roman I spoke with they do not particularly like their city, is it so different for them leaving there than for us coming to enjoy his unlimiled beauty.We just love it more from year to year and found it always harder to leave toward home once vacancy over.
Wonderful place. Vibrant, lads of local produce, very traditional. Everything a city centre should be.
No market today (29 Nov). Anyone know why?