Monday, September 08, 2008

Deja vu?

There are moments when I catch myself thinking that Rome reminds me of somewhere. It is disturbing how like Las Vegas some of the more bombastic flourishes - like the Victor Emmanuel monument - are. We spent today among the truly ancient ruins of the Forum, drinking from the ubiquitous water spouts and feeling more and more like ancient ruins ourselves as the day heated up. Morituri te salutant!


  1. But ancient ruins have charcter and romance - like you and Mr B!

  2. Anonymous7:23 PM

    "There's a fascination frantic / in a ruin that's romantic. / Do you think you are sufficiently decayed?" Source?

  3. abf, I feel sure the source must lie in our shared past. But alas, I know it not.

  4. Anonymous6:17 PM

    The Mikado: Koko to Katisha in their duet towards the end of Act II. See me? See culture!