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Rome As I See It

19 Sep
Because even gladiators have to eat once in a while…



11:42 am, seen outside the Metro Colosseo stop

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8 Responses to “Rome As I See It”

  1. Aloha Pineapple September 20, 2006 at 1:03 am #

    This picture made me laugh!I came across your blog when I was looking for blogs about Rome, as I’m visiting Rome next month for the first time. Too bad I already booked my accomodations, I would’ve loved to stay in one of your apartments – they look absolutely charming!

  2. Ms Adventures in Italy September 20, 2006 at 5:37 am #

    This is great! You should have asked them if there was coffee in their time. 😛

  3. Stelle In Italia September 20, 2006 at 12:05 pm #

    great photo! i love the gladiator in the skirt :)!

  4. Cynthia Rae September 20, 2006 at 12:43 pm #

    Oh I wish I were in Rome RIGHT NOW! We could meet up at the Hard Rock Cafe for a nice lunch and good conversaton.On my first trip to Italy, the “Gladiators” snatched my hand and began to drag me away for an over priced photo op. I didn’t know about the scam and went along with the smile on my face. My husband (then boyfriend) caught up with me in time and informed the gladiators that “we were not tourists” and hauled me away. Ahhh the memories!Great pictureCyn

  5. avery September 20, 2006 at 4:49 pm #

    That photo is classic. You’ve got a great blog and a great eye for detecting the subtleties of life here. Plus I am so excited to have a fellow expat blogger living in Rome 🙂 we should compare notes sometime.

  6. FinnyKnits September 20, 2006 at 6:51 pm #

    Ok, is it wrong that this reminds me of Vegas? I know that’s an unsavory comparison to make, but that is the last time I saw someone dressed in “Roman garb” doing something as mundane as getting an espresso. I think I saw one in Vegas getting change at the slot cashier. Hilarious 🙂

  7. Shelley - At Home in Rome September 21, 2006 at 11:58 am #

    Mille grazie everyone for your lovely comments. I was half-tempted to get a pic with them to post for my blogger profile, then I remembered, wait, that costs money! (Cyn, you’ve got it there!) In fact, I tried to be oh-so-incognito to take their picture. I was afraid they’d try to yell at me to pay them and then I’d have to tell them not to talk with their mouths full.

  8. Catherine November 5, 2009 at 5:52 pm #

    Hi Shelley!

    I discovered your blog while reading ‘Bleeding Espresso’s’ Blog. I just love your blog so far and I love the above pictures!

    Catherine from NJ

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