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The alpha mandrill of the Rome Zoo. His name is Quasimodo.

 

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi

Typical tourist shot.

 

A bunch of us driving around Rome late at night sampling the good vibe.

 

The white stripes in the road are the headlights of passing cars.

I am the head lemur, get off my branch!

 

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi

"Mommy, can I bring him home?"

 

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi

The vast space of the front of Saint Peter's Square, nearly filled with fenced-off seats.

The queue for the Basilica curved all the way around the square, 9 people deep in places. I decided if I joined it, that would be the only thing I did that day. It was the same everywhere.

Wandering through the beautiful park at Villa Borghese in Rome one morning, looking for where the conference I was going to was running.

 

Had a waypoint on my GPS to head for, though that location was just a guess from hunting on Google Earth.

 

I made this gorgeous walk every day of the conference, after a short metro ride to Flaminio from Cipro near my B+B.

Got me sword, got me walkie-talkie ...... a member of the Papal Swiss Guard answers the phone, in Piazza S. Pietro, Rome.

I am in Rome at this year's Cocoon Get Together.

 

The conference is at Rome's zoo, the BioPark in the centre of the city.

 

The hippos looked like they were having fun, sorry to say the big cats did not ......

This huge sweeping collonade curves around Piazza S. Pietro, Vatican City.

Driving around Rome one evening during the CocoonGT2007.

 

Gabriele at the wheel.

Night time street scene in the funky Trastevere district of Rome.

The air is still warm, there is a lively, friendly atmosphere.

A lady heading for the Vatican bookshop, or maybe the popular post office on the south east corner of St. Peter's.

This is about as close as you can get without queueing.

A series of huge, faint murals along a stretch of the river Tiber, of the legendary wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus.

Sophisticated gentleman and man-about-town (as all who know him would agree, I am sure).

 

In Rome for the CocoonGT2007.

Silhouetted geeks at the Apache CocoonGT2007 at Rome Zoo

Statues on the top of St. Peter's in Rome.

 

They look like a rock group ....

Shot out of the window of the plane above the Italian Alps.

Thanks to Grzegorz Kossakowski

Lunch on the last day, outside, with wine of course.

Beautiful Rome, taken while visiting some of my Cocoon friends for the 2007 GetTogether after RailsConf

Thanks to Grzegorz Kossakowski

Thanks to Grzegorz Kossakowski

Sant'Andrea della Valle

Sant'Andrea della Valle

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