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One of my favorite places to get a drink on my runs at piazza del popolo. I’ve come through here early morning runs and found a bar of soap and an overflowing basin, bather nowhere in site.
Went out to Corviale to visit the social housing project. The complex is huge at a kilometer in length, the mailboxes have their own story to tell.
Experimenting with forms for new types of river islands. I set the cast pieces on the banks before the river rose to see how the flood dynamics would interact with them.
We had an amazing visit to the Capella Paolina at the Vatican. It was designed by Sangallo with Michelangelo frescoes. The chapel is used for ceremony when a new pope is elected.
Our neighborhood water fountain Acqua Paolo has a view to match the scale of the structure. Another piece of papal infrastructure it celebrated the reopening of an aqueduct. I end most of my runs here by scooping up some water.
Still smelling the boxwood after a visit to Villa Ada, transporting me back to Charlottesville. Some very nice spatial sequences here as well. After this planting nothing but boxes…
Hands down my favorite tree here. The pines are planted in most of the parks and villas. They produce pine nuts that my girls like to collect and crack for pesto.
Garbage trucks everywhere in this city, most of it mini, sweepers, dump trucks, loaders and flashy worker uniforms. AMA(Roma garbage service)performs a daily type of street theater. Even if they can’t get the city perfectly clean its a good distraction.
We wandered over into the subterranean of the Baths of Caracalla. Need to make a return trip to see more tunnels, mill and the mythraeum.
Campo de Fiori at 6:00am setting up for the day.