Friday, November 02, 2007

Less A-typical

Okay, here's a more typical one:




I have a thing for person hole covers:



Here's another one:



Another:



As an I/A officer, I am sometimes assigned to the Rome desk to make sure things are on the up-an-up. This investigation is still pending. If any of you reads lips, please feel free to assist with this task:









23 Comments:

At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 12:05:00 PM PDT , Blogger vicci said...

I soooo love looking at your photos....but...love you more! Thinking of you....and hope you are having an awesome time! :-)
XXXXXOOOOO
I love the uniforms....and hats!

 
At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 1:26:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

VICCANCE: Am home now. Trying to convince my body that is really isn't 9 thirty at night when it is only 1 thirty in the afternoon.

Hugs!
Smacks!

 
At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 5:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Very cool. I am jealous of you, you bastard.

 
At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 6:18:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

Mr. FAB: Yes!!! This was the sole reason for my going in the first place. The thought of going to Italy was, of course, totally abhorrent to me.

 
At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 7:04:00 PM PDT , Blogger lime said...

love that first one! the ones of the officers are cute too. hehehe.

personhole covers *snicker...

 
At Friday, November 2, 2007 at 8:41:00 PM PDT , Blogger Anissa said...

The details you capture are astounding! Bravo, Gawpo! Glad you are home safely. I look forward to more pictures. Bring on the personholes.

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 7:24:00 AM PDT , Blogger vandyketimes said...

Home again! Welcome back! Assuming that you will spend every spare moment downloading and organizing pictures so that we, your adoring masses, can swoon over them.

Thrilled you had such a good time.

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 4:43:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

LIMERS: Yeah, some green and contemporary life against a backdrop of the architectural deposits of millenniums past. (Blogger didn't like "millennia.")

Always trying to keep it P.C. That's why I call the local construction store "Lumberperson's."

ANISSA: Hey there, Nissie-Pooh! Glad you like the results of the new picturer as much as I do. I am amazed. I'm tellin' ya----the saltwater aquarium pics will be a welcome insertion.

SARAH: As it would turn out, there are no spare moments. Unpacked, tried to sleep at what the west coast calls night, started my work week. Tomorrow is my Friday (Sunday). I will be sorting a plenty.

Hello to Quinnie and Erick with a K. And love to you, too! xo

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 5:23:00 PM PDT , Blogger Scarlet said...

Preciosas.

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 6:38:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

SCARLET: Mu-CHEE-cimas!

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 6:41:00 PM PDT , Anonymous Cameron said...

For some reason the pics of those officers made me laugh. Innocent.

Welcome home. Hope it doesn't take you long to readjust to the time zone!

...which is going back another hour tonight...

 
At Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 7:40:00 PM PDT , Blogger Gawpo said...

CAMERON: Hello there, friend! Yes, we do change again. They changed in Italy last weekend. Boy, the times, they are a changing!

 
At Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:46:00 AM PST , Blogger annechung said...

Where in Sicily did you go to? I arrived back yesterday, spent 10 days in Sicily and 10 days in France.

 
At Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 11:01:00 AM PST , Blogger Gawpo said...

ANNECHUNG: Well, hello! Yeah, we got down there on on the 20th, picked up the rental car at the airport and then drove over to Cinisi. We got on SS113 (that parallels the Autostrada A29) going the wrong direction (toward Palermo) and realized our mistake many kilometers down the pike, turning around near Capaci. We were looking for the Azzolini Palm Beach Hotel and found one in Capaci, but it was the wrong one. They told us how to go to Cinisi (which shares the western property boundary with the airport!) and the correct Azzolini Palm Beach Hotel.

The room was great. I think we paid around 125 Euros for the three of us (my sister and her friend, Judy).

We drove to Camporeale the next day. What stories I have from THAT excursion! Wonderful. I will post it. We then went to Cefalu the next day and stayed at the Hotel Baia Del Capitano in Mazzoforno, just outside Cefalu. It was only around a hundred Euros for the three of us.

We went to Santo Stefano di Camastra and bought ceramica.

Where's you go in Sicily?

 
At Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 8:05:00 PM PST , Blogger Claire said...

Looking forward to more pics, Gawpo!

 
At Monday, November 5, 2007 at 11:37:00 AM PST , Blogger Cindrarella said...

Fun stuff, Gawpo! You are a natural!

XO

 
At Monday, November 5, 2007 at 2:23:00 PM PST , Anonymous Kat said...

What pretty manhole covers! Ours are so ugly.

 
At Monday, November 5, 2007 at 5:07:00 PM PST , Blogger Sheila said...

Great pictures Gawpy. The personhole covers have personality. They look like they could have been designed in the days of the gladiators...
You obviously like people watching too, fun isn't it..?
hugs
xx

 
At Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 4:04:00 PM PST , Blogger AnnieElf said...

Hey, this is just up the street from Quanah's old apartment. He lived at the Angelicum for four months. Had the Roman Forum for a backyard. Very cool.

 
At Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 4:05:00 PM PST , Blogger AnnieElf said...

p.s. Oh! and PUL-EEEZZZZE Gawpo - MANhole cover. My PC antipathy is showing. :-)

 
At Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 6:39:00 PM PST , Blogger Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Gawpy,
Love your world views. The personhole covers are deluxe, much nicer than the ones in North America. Why not make things beautiful, even if their sole purpose is to cover a hidden stairwell to the sewage pipe?

Right?
xo
Gillian

 
At Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 10:29:00 PM PST , Blogger Gawpo said...

Oh, CLAIR: They shall come. Oh yes, they shall come....

CHEENDRUH!RELLA!: Why thank you my loving friend.

KAT: And there are more. SO MANY MORE!!!

SHEILA MOB: Yes. I took tons of pics of people. I put the picturer on fully automatic and just snapped up to thirty frames of folks moving in the squares. It looks just like a movie when you scroll through them quickly.

ANNIE FROM TURLOCK: Is the Angelicum Dominican? I am thinking that it is. I was there. We took Fr. Paul Murray back home after dinner one evening. They border the Roman Forum.

ANNIE FROM TURLOCK: Can't be too careful, Annie! Personhole cover it remains. Sorry.

BLUE TSG: Right! Well put, my fine co-appreciator or personhole covers. Sigh.....

 
At Friday, November 9, 2007 at 11:19:00 AM PST , Blogger AnnieElf said...

Yes. Dominican. Quanah's window looked out over the Forum. That was some backyard.

 

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