Daily Rome Shot 05

Photo by Bree Dail.

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  1. JonPatrick says:

    If the Wuhan virus had not happened, Mrs. JonPatrick and I would just be returning from our “bucket list” trip UK – Paris – Turin – Rome – Barcelona then transatlantic cruise back to the US.

    We have a tentative trip planned for October 2021 (sans Rome unfortunately) but even that is looking doubtful as the manufactured crisis continues.

  2. ThePapalCount says:

    To Jon Patrick….I was saddened to hear that your bucket list trip to Europe was decimated by the
    COVID 19 crisis but delighted to learn that you’re back on track for October 2021. However, may I make a suggestion: find a way to include Rome. I don’t know how difficult it would be but Rome is so important to us as Catholics it would be a shame to have to pass it by. Its an amazing destination. Enjoy your trip.

  3. Does that sign next to the antique shop date back to the Roman Empire? I seem to see “Claudius” on the top line.

  4. ThePapalCount says:

    To Anita… I’ve walked past this spot many times and I’ve seen the plaque and I too noticed it had CLAUDIUS on it in bold characters. I remember it because it reminded of the BBC TV series “I Claudius” from the 1970s. The plaque itself may well be from that era and perhaps found in this area old section of Rome and then affixed to this building which is of course of a much more recent time.
    A great photograph and the surrounding neighbourhood is well worth a stroll.

  5. adriennep says:

    A second vote to not miss Rome, under any circumstances. The Steve Ray pilgrimages are designed for Catholics and guided by Catholics. I cannot imagine it any other way. But instead of Turin I would urge a side trip to see Padre Pio and the Cave of St Michael on the other side of Italy. The Cave is one of our earliest pilgrimage sites as St Francis traveled there. But on your way to Rome, an hour outside, is Manopello where the veil of the Face of God resides. That is surely worth a trip alone! And Pope Benedict made a personal pilgrimage there in 2005.

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    Antique Electric Tools? The perfect spot for Tracer Bullet to get that twenty-horsepower espresso machine he’s been hankering after.

    JonPatrick: Hopefully you and the Missus will make the Grand Tour and be able to include Rome. By the way, Turin also has probably the world’s best ancient Egyptian museum outside of Cairo.

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