Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Continuing our summer essay series, "A Crusing Summer" is the fourth in a ten-part series about our Mediterranean cruise. The first essay was entitled, “Cruising is incredibly self-indulgent,” and it served as an introduction to the series. The second essay was called, “Barcelona and the French Riviera (Nice and Eze): Minds Stretched in New Directions.” The third essay (from last Thursday) was, “Livorno, Civitavecchia, and Tuscania: So much history it boggles the mind.” This week’s essay is, “The Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s, and the Colosseum - Our tour of Rome.” The series will cover additional cruise stops in Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Santorini and Mikanos (Greece), as well as Venice. The essays will offer a little history, our experiences on the excursions, as well as additional insights and observations.

Share your link. Have you written anything on Mediterranean cruising? Have you visited The Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s, or the Colosseum? Do you know someone who has? Can you share some insights about any of your own touring or excursion experiences with readers? What would you like to tell people who want to cruise the Mediterranean? Places to go? Things to see? Any personal information you would like to share with them? Share your link with us. We’ll post it and move traffic in your direction. And, a big “thank you,” in advance, from AndThenSomeWorks.com, for sharing your link.

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The Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's, and the Colosseum - Our tour of Rome
by Richard L. Weaver II


A comment like that, “Don’t drive in Rome,” doesn’t just refer to the amount of traffic; it refers to Roman drivers as well. Watching our bus driver maneuver was an amazing display of negotiation and orchestration. Every move, in a bus full of 50 people, requires plotting, scheming, and skillful operation. It isn’t just the small cars going in and out of traffic and trying to enter already full lanes, it is the thousands of motor scooters (Vespas) following the middle area between the lanes of traffic — zipping along on the right and left, then crossing between and among the cars. Viewed from above, as we did from the seat of our excursion bus, it looks like chaos — crowded, clogged, and going nowhere fast — and yet it is a spirited, high-octane, gutsy chaos that reveals a zestful dynamism that is positive, aggressive and, finally, with patience, successful.

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