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“Wow! These Martians are so peaceful, man!”

Do you like cannabis? Do you like absinthe? Then you might just love this – found freely in Rome.

The cannabis will relax you. The absinthe will help you hallucinate.

Get ready for some relaxing hallucinations.

 

“Is that a rainbow the Martian is shooting at us?”

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Europe, Italy, Rome, travel

 

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A gondolier never changes his stripes…

 

 

See something you like? Pay your respect. Italian style, of course.

I needn’t tell you what followed! ;)

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Europe, Italy, travel, Venice

 

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Waiting for someone, to take for a ride!

Adjectives that come to mind when you think of the gondoliers of Venice: Stylish. Charming. Expensive!

This gentleman was waiting to pick up a customer on one of the many quaint bridges in Venice.

Luckily he didn’t notice me, otherwise I’d probably have been taken for a ride!

 

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2011 in Europe, Italy, travel, Venice

 

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The roads are a bit wet today…

Ciao Venezia!

Small charming streets, even smaller alley ways, and the legendary canals connecting people in a way you and I may not be accustomed to.

Pity I don’t have enough time to explore the city/waterways.

Oh well, I can’t swim anyway! Guess I’ll survive to return another day ; )

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2011 in Europe, Italy, travel, Venice

 

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“I wish… to return to Rome.”

OK first to correct the misnomer: you don’t make a wish when you toss a coin into the Fontana di Trevi (I mean, you could, but there’s no guarantee on that coming true.)

The accepted legend has it that if you toss a coin into the fountain, you are ensured to return to Rome.

I’d say that’s still a pretty sweet deal! ; )  See you in a bit Roma!

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Art, Europe, Italy, Rome, travel

 

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Side-note: Friends!

A break from my usual visual approach, I just want to share a very touching moment I noticed in the Sistine Chapel today:

There was a blind woman, and with her, I presume, her friend. The friend was describing to the blind woman where they stood and what she saw.

It made me smile, with that ‘goodness of heart’ feeling : ) God bless friends who help you see things you can’t!

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Europe, Italy, Rome

 

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Not made on Mars!

 

We can decode 2 things from this sign.

1) The salesperson does not lie.

2) You’ll never know the truth.

 

: )

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Europe, Humour, Italy, Rome, travel

 

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