I'm alive. These have been busy days keeping up with Latin and Greek classes that seem to pile on new material each and every day. But here I am with less than two weeks to go before we break for the Christmas Holiday, and I am so glad it will soon be here. A rest is greatly welcomed.
But the city of Rome and the country of Italy had a mini-holiday with a three-day weekend thanks to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception which is also a National Holiday. I spent the days catching up on reading and trying to digest class material. After weeks of rain the weekend was typically mediteranean with bright blue skies overhead. On Sunday I headed to the Generalate of the Congregation for pronzo and snapped a few photos on the way, because hey, everyone loves photos.
To the right are photos of the Università Gregoriana as seen from my front door.
Above: My route to the subway station takes me around the corner to the Trevi Fountain - quite packed with tourists. This weekend was a big weekend for Christmas shopping by Romans and foreigners alike.This window shows a selection of meats and cheeses for sale.A widening in the walk-way/road allows for a fruit and vegetable stand.About 15 minutes later I arrived at Piazza Barberini and metro stop.A shot from within a subway train.