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[1: 1,834 of 10,000] What Picture Sums Up My Rome Visit?

In Article on December 24, 2016 at 1:10 PM

There is only one place that I absolutely adore that could sum up my recent visit in Rome and it’s the Trevi Fountain.

trevi

Being there seeing the gigantic well-made baroque sculptures (oh by the way everything in Rome is done in big scale, or as one Roman tourist guide from the colosseum said, ‘we did it better than anybody else’), the real and clear refreshing water, and all the tourists surrounding it with delight painted on their faces made this a worthy visit. Not to forget, even magical seeing one by one throw coins to make a wish!

Fun facts:

  1. The fountain was completed in 1762 after 30 years of construction.
  2. 3,000 euro coins are thrown daily, collected daily and used to subsidized a supermarket for Rome’s needy.
  3. In January 2013, Fendi, sponsored a 20-month thorough restoration of the fountain for a value of 2.2 million euros (it’s one good use from luxury items purchase). Fendi also held one spectacular fashion show at the fountain on its 90th anniversary.

Like the peaceful feeling I get from watching and hearing waves from Bali, I get the same sense of wonder and peace only here added with receiving so much inspiration knowing that men, very creative men, did this.

[1: 1,648 of 10,000] Gloomy Day In A Sunny Country

In Article on November 11, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Sand storm

Dubai is a little gloomy today with a mild sand storm. We have house guests and they were supposed to see Dubai’s outdoors. The little dust could hurt the eyes but the day though a little musky, just a bit gloomy, and subtly windy, still delivered interesting places to visit.

A hush news is spreading that it will rain on Friday! I have not seen that in a long while but wait we’re going out of town, good thing that the final destination is an indoor park, I’ll see you again Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Whenever friends or families visit, I feel like a tourist myself, but I’m telling the story. I now happened to be the tourist guide. 😀