Yesterday was a busy day. Steven made pancakes for breakfast because I haven’t had any “American style” pancakes since I’ve been in England. They were as good as I remembered them to be. Then, we headed to central Rome to walk through some of the plazas. First we stopped at Campo de Fiori where there was a nice market to walk around.
Next, we went to Piazza Navona. This is one of the first places I ever went on my first trip to Rome, so it was nice to see it again. I love the huge fountain in the middle of the piazza depicting four of the world’s major rivers.
After our tour of the plazas and piazzas, we headed back to rest. After having a spaghetti dinner, we went to a few museums. Last night was “Museum Night” in Europe so hundreds of museum in Rome were open from 8:00 pm-2:00 am for free so we visited the house of a French ambassador that was very impressive. Then we went to see the Capital Museum, but the line was too long so we just looked out over the Forum instead. (Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of Museum Night).
Today, I ventured to the Vatican (Steven stayed back at the apartment) to see the Pentecostal Service. I managed to make my way through the crowd and get a pretty good view of the service. It worked out even better then expected because I got within 20 feet of the Pope! It was so cool! I couldn’t believe how close I got to him!
On the way home, we stopped at a modern art museum and climbed the “Big Bambu”. It’s a huge, interesting sculpture made out of bamboo and ropes. It’s a huge structure (that looks very unstable) that can be climbed through. It was kind of scary, but pretty interesting to walk through.
Two very busy days, but I’ve had a great time so far! I’m excited for the next four days!