Ok so unfortunately I’m going to have to apologize now about the duller blog post this time. The reason being is that this week was the dreaded midterm week! So instead I decided to focus on some of the common things to be seen around everyday Rome as well as the dreadfulness of studying. But first of all, I think I’ll begin with a little photo collage I created to portray the mood of the surrounding Catholic community throughout this whole commotion of the Pope stepping down.
Originally this picture was taken while doing street photography for my Photo I class, but while playing around on Photoshop, I decided to take picture of the Vatican from my explorations earlier in the summer. Look closely! You’ll see it!
So now I’ll show you all a little around the norms of Rome. This, first of all is a little boutique that is connected to a piazza. Here, you won’t find basically any department stores but rather smaller boutiques in square, alleys, and larger streets.
Another commonly found item on street corners are these little things. They are fountains that are constantly flowing water at all times. Believe it or not, the water that streams out of here is perfectly clean and drinkable! I always use it for rinsing my apples I eat for lunch, before walking down the street munching on them.
Here, is also something oh so common everywhere you walk. Even in the dead of winter, you see people eating outside of restaurants and cafes. Oh but don’t worry, there are the little heater things running that are supposed to keep you toasty. Though from my experience, they don’t do anything unless you are in the lucky spot directly next to it!