Venus and Rome

Here is a shot of the bright Venus.  This is is my view.

 Am I fortunate? 

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12 Responses to Venus and Rome

  1. michigancatholic says:

    Are you rubbing it in? Just because we have a blizzard watch and are up to our butts in snow……..

  2. michigan: I post them because I love you.

  3. BTW: The bright part is P.za Navona!

  4. Brian Day says:

    Fortunate? Yes.

    Camera Settings?

  5. Andrew says:

    Fr. Z:

    Horace in his Epistles (II. 2) complains that he cannot write poetry in Rome for all the hustle and bustle that disturbs him. Among other things he mentions “a large crane hoisting now a stone, now a beam” (torquet nunc lapidem, nunc ingens machina tignum). It is curious that all of your “window” photos show an ubiquitous crane. I don’t suppose it’s the same one Horace saw, but, hercle, is it ever going to be finished? It’s been 2000 years since Horatius wrote his Sermones!

  6. Andrew says:

    And also, I’m left to wonder, which will come first: the crane removal or the motu proprio?

  7. michigancatholic says:

    Fr Z:
    It’s so bad here the Catholic churches are cancelling Saturday evening Masses, the snowplows have stopped running and people are being warned not to go outside because human flesh freezes in just a few minutes in this weather.
    Please say a prayer for us that the power doesn’t go out in this area. It’s windy by the lake.

  8. dcs says:

    I often see lights like that — usually atop towers at oil refineries and the like. :-P

  9. Jason says:

    Being one of those folks who crosses himself whenever passing (or seeing) a Catholic “worship space,” I imagine I would appear a bit ridiculous in Rome, what with crossing myself every five seconds Lucky you, indeed.

  10. Andrew: I am reminded of a piece by Juvenal about a man fleeing Rome and describing what goes on in the City. If could have been written about today’s Rome! And, yes, I think it might actually by the same crane.

  11. RBrown says:

    Andrew: I am reminded of a piece by Juvenal about a man fleeing Rome and describing what goes on in the City. If could have been written about today’s Rome! And, yes, I think it might actually by the same crane.

    And probably for the same job.

    During my years there it was amazing to see scaffolding put up, no work done, then taken down, only to be put up again.

  12. EWL says:

    Did you notice the planet Mercury below and to the right of Venus?
    (Zoom in to see it)