Thursday, May 10, 2007

Top 5 Signs That You're in Rome

1. You see gladiators taking a coffee break.

2. The clothes dryers.

3. The view from the neighborhood bus.

4. The local version of Wal-Mart.

5. The preferred form of transport.

Part of the Top 5 Group Writing Project. Thanks to Ms. Adventures in Italy for the head's up!

20 comments:

Ms Adventures in Italy said...

I love the local Walmart!! :) He must be the door greeter, without the yellow vest.

Stelle in Italia said...

yay! must be great to be home (that view from the bus is really something! :))

heather said...

Oh how I miss it! I absolutely cannot wait to go back this summer!

J.Doe said...

Cute post. I don't remember the streets being so empty (almost) when I was in Rome though.

Shelley - At Home in Rome said...

Ms: Yes, good ol' Ascenzo, God bless him, out there everyday reading his newspaper. I swear he has pretty much everything hidden away in that hole in the wall.

Stelle: Yep! I'm glad to be back. What can I say, I am hopelessly in love with this beautiful, obnoxious city.

Heather: I know! You'll be back before you know it.

J.Doe: Grazie! I think I took that bus shot in October. Tourist season is getting into full swing about now though.

TinkerBlue said...

The gladiators having a coffee break is amusing me no end. Gave me the giggles.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

great photos. The gladiators chilling, crack me up.

Rajaram S said...

for me, the first sign of being in Rome(or for the matter, italy) would be that of a broken-down building surrounded by a zillion tourists :-)
When i was touring in europe, i had been to paris and switzerland and then went to Italy. it was broken buildings one after the other throughout italy :-)

Lifecode Sotre said...

hahaha.. love your no 1 gladiators are having coffee.. can we exchange link.. love your nice blog

Check out my posting on Top 5

Annika said...

You forgot the Smart cars, which seemed to be everywhere!

One of the first things we saw in Rome, on our way to Gusto for lunch, was a couple of gladiators going into a clothes shop. Such a surreal view for a foreigner!

Molly said...

Not sure which I love more: the gladiators, the local Wal Mart, or Ms. Adventures's grown-out eyebrows!

Bella said...

Ahh I miss Rome! I enjoyed your post and like your blog so much I'm going to link to it! Bella

Mitch said...

The best is being on the subway, with a gladiator on his way to the office....

I do think that the view from the "commute" is one of the signs you're just not in Kansas anymore!

Can't wait till I get back there!

Darlene said...

I might actually change my opinion about walmart here in america. :)

Kataroma said...

Those gladiators are thugs. I had a friend who used to sell tours at the coloseum and she told me that they are a "mafia". They scare me.

Valerie said...

Ben tornata, cara! Cute post, good job. Nice to have you back online.

ginkers said...

Good to have you back, and nice to see some new nice pictures of Rome just to make me jealous once again.

Andrea said...

I love Rome so much. I want to move there as soon as possible.

I've been trying to convince my husband that Rome is better than Paris but he's not buying it!

Rebecca said...

Love the Clothes Dryer Photo...having lived on the Continent, this brings back all sorts of memories about laundry day!!

JennDZ said...

That is such a great list! I totally love it, and it makes me want to get to Rome the sooner the better!