Stop! The Colosseum
Did you really think I’d just take a normal photo of the Colosseum? What very often happens is that I set out to photograph something and then while on my way, find something completely different that captures my eye, which is what happened today after work. I was walk toward the Colosseum when the way these street signs were layered in front caught my attention. If you’ve been reading for awhile now, you might realize that I like the layering of old and new, which I think is an important theme for Rome. And of course, only here in Rome could you have a modern street sign just meters away from one of the most important monuments in the world.
By the way, does anyone else think it’s kind of funny that the sign says Stop? I mean, in Italian you don’t say “Stop” to someone. You say “Ferma” which means stop in Italian. How come the sign doesn’t say Ferma? Just wondering.
In other news, there was another aftershock here in Rome tonight. I would say at about 9:40 pm my house started shaking for a few seconds. Scary stuff. Let’s hope this stops soon!