Sunrise was at 5:34 in Rome today and sunset will be lovely at 20:52. The Ave Maria should chime at 21:15.
It is the feast of two of the saints of the Roman Canon today as well as the day that the Pied Piper of Hamelin did his ratty deed in 1284.
I fortified myself with breakfast while it was still cool. Then off the the Caelian Hill.
The stupid taxi driver, talking on his phone, ignored my comments and took me to the wrong place, near S. M. in Domnica, instead of Ss. Giovanni e Paolo.
So, I visited the church, for the sake of the marvelous mosaics.
Another in the confessional series.
Little Pope Pascal venerates the Blessed Virgin’s slipper. He was alive when this mosaic was made, so he gets a square halo.
The expression on his face? I think it was the consistory list.
Outside. The “Navicella” has Medici connections that I talked about during Lent.
I walked through the park to get to the other church.
Speaking of water. I like these rare wolf’s head fountains.
They were getting ready for a wedding.
St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists.