I was not up to see it, but I am confident that the Roman sunrise was at 5:32 and that the sunset will be at 20:50. In the Vatican City State the Ave Maria bell won’t ring at 21:15 as it ought.
There are 200 days left in this calendar year.
This corner view is really Roman.
My view while working on some chess openings. My opening game pretty much sucks. Gotta improve. Working on chess problems, with a nice view, a little pepper grinder converted into a bud vase with cheerful diminutive carnations… not bad. I am so grateful to the people who donated for my stay here.
The new Decree about new religious communities gives St. Rita a headache.
The ceiling of Sant’Ignazio. Let’s have another look. If you could walk diagonally across the nave, navigating around all the chairs and little herds of tourists gathered near their vapid guides, it would look by genius mathematical design as if the figures in Andrea Pozzo’s Late Baroque vault images were moving. Truly amazing. Standing in the center (there is a disk in the pavement marking the spot) you have an illusion of infinite space.
Jesuits were into scientific things, such as new-fangled gadgets like telescopes. They had a little observatory at the Roman College, part of the whole complex with Sant’Ignazio, the church. For years, as I would walk over the Gregorian University in the afternoon for Latin with Fr. Reginald Foster, I would stop to look at the meteorological data that they posted each day in the case to the left of the door. Let’s see what’s posted today? Sunset? Sunrise? Ave Maria?
Hmmm… that seems a little out of date.
Did someone lose the key to the case?
Supper with The Great Roman™ involved the killing of a kilo of clams:
Even better than last time. I’m getting the hang of this. Next time also with razor clams if they have any.
Please think about supporting the traditional French Benedictines of Le Barroux who are making good wine in the old papal vineyards from the Avignon Papacy.