Friday, September 12, 2008


The more time I spend here, the more aware I become of the Rome of 2,000 years ago. A solitary visit to Trajan's forum last evening, today's walk round the massive Baths of Caracalla - I feel the closeness of the people who had their lives here, while the unknown mediaeval Romans who had their huts among the huge ruins seem much more distant. Today we also visited the 5th century church of Santa Sabina and marvelled at its plain-ness. Some day, someone will have to assist me to appreciate the Baroque.

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