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Monday, September 21, 2009

California Dreamin'--in Rome!

Romans love their sunshine, and the city--the newer parts, especially--is appropriately laced with terraces and balconies, all with floors of cement or stone. So we were shocked to see an actual wooden "deck" being built, and so near to our apartment in Monteverde Nuovo, just down the street, in fact. We congratulated the owner for bringing a bit of California to Rome. Not long after we took the photo, a table and chairs appeared, stained the color of the deck, which now seemed to us a tad small for the expected family gatherings. Below the deck, and stretching around the corner into the street side of the property, the beginnings of an elaborate vegetable garden--perhaps another sign of the growing influence of the Golden state. Bill

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