Wednesday, November 7, 2012

another day....another church.....another museum

So, after the 2 falls and a day of complete rest, my battered body is feeling better. This is good because we have to vacate the apartment so the cleaning fairy can work her magic! I went to the Center with Pat (I think the folks there wanted to make sure I was till alive!! LOL!) and we worked in the morning- Pat prepping for class and me planning liturgies for the next 2 Thursdays at the Lay Center and Advent I at home!
      Then we decided to go to Piazza Navona. What a neat place!! There are 3 fountains. The center huge one is by Bernini and is the Fountain of the 4 rivers (as seen in the film Angels and Demons)The center is a huge obelisk and the base is four gorgeously sculpted figure representing 4 rivers!
The Piazza is filled with artists painting and selling their wares and surrounded by places to eat!

    We had lunch and then we went to a Roman Antiquities museum. It was beautifully laid out with just 2 or 3 or 4 figures in each room of the ancient building. These are some of my favorite sculptures I saw there.
Apollo and his cithera (lyre)

the suicide of Glatea

Electra and Orestes (from the Oresteia by Aeschylus)

Nymph and satyr. Is that a dirty old man or what????
Even the rooms were decorated and some were named! Of course, Pat took my picture in the Duchess Salon
The "Duchess" with Venus and Cupid!
     I was pretty beat by this time (museums are tough on people with herniated discs and nerve pain!) so we just peeked in St. Agnese church - very Baroque - and came home.
     I sat with my friend the ice pack and made a frittata for dinner. We woke up this morning to find that Obama will be our leader for the next 4 years and hope that things will improve for our country and for the world!


  1. Love seeing you this morning, Linda! LOve that you and Pat have had this amazing opportunity in Italy. Hugs and love to you today. :-)

  2. It has been amazing, Suzy Q! Thanks for commenting!!! :-)

  3. Now this is classic Rome! Awesome photos!! Hope your back is better and that you and Pat are having one of the most memorable trips of a lifetime.

    Take care and heal thy back!!! LOL!!!

  4. Yes, Chris!!! Both classic and memorable!!! I am trying to remain upright for the rest of the trip!! LOL!!