Yes, classes ended with Latin/Greek this morning followed by a tour of the Biblioteca Angelica, the oldest Roman public library, begun in the 16th century. I then grabbed a burger and a pint at Trinity College pub with an Australian classmate - a good way to celebrate. The semester actually ends with exams in February but right now, those seem a long while away.
Yesterday and today I finished some last minute errands to purchase two small gifts for my parents who are hosting me for the next couple of weeks. I snapped a couple of photos today on my way to the Basilica of St. Clement. I walked the route my bus takes daily to classes - right past the Colosseum.
Notice the photo of the various meats and cheeses for sale. I love how the legs/shanks are prominently displayed, ready for the knife to shave off slices for the customers. The whole setup doesn't hide behind plastic, glass, restrictive legislation, health-codes or a sort of fear of the rustic. How can you look at that and be vegetarian? I mean, really, c'mon.
Please say a prayer for safe travel.