I’m currently away from base whilst visiting family and friends so am a little behind in my challenges and posts. Coupled by the fact that I feel lost at Internet cafes etc. – anywhere, where there are only PC’s, and no Mac’s! An Apple a day!!
But one of the things I quite enjoy is travelling alone: I hasten to add that I love to travel with my partner, but travelling alone has different rewards, including people watching. As we, of course, realise travelling in the main does not broaden the mind but simply narrows the bank account. Not so much the travel itself, as the exhorbitant prices charged at airports and particularly on planes for generally inedible ‘food’ and ‘refreshments’ – a word so abused as to now have simply the role of a cynical description. However as there is plenty to ridicule on the airlines, it gives plenty of scope for writing. For example, the previous post on coffee, I think works quite well. BUT if the coffee had been good there would be less scope for cynicism and biting sarcasm!! There are of course interesting and positive things that can be observed : on return to base with scanner to hand I shall recount my finest hour when I triumphed in the queue stakes at Fiumicino, and how a British Rail official made me smile! Honestly! You see, there is good in the world.
So maybe not an perfect solitary day: but a solitary day made the best of….. tickets please!
I have the weekend off . . no treatment. So a day out in Rome in beautiful weather. Noticed this sign at the station.
The Ars Pacis museum looked beautiful in strong winter sunshine. Apparently it’s still the cause of much debate in Rome: love it vs hate it . . .
We were early getting to Termini: so we slumped into a bar for a coffee. This was Lesley’s shot of the ceiling. I like it . . the print is bit too green but that’s my fault . . too lazy to change the ink cartridge . . . .
I’m not the ‘greenest’ person in the world, but some things get my goat.
Like the main station in Rome having a dozen or large screen TV’s on each platform: all showing no useful info…. just advertising the advertising space.
But I realised that my new DVD player has an LED display that tells you when it’s OFF !