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Rome

Rome. Ancient City :  art, museums and basilicas; the Palazzo Venezia, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the St. Peter’s Basilica… and also … the Bangladeshi men selling selfie sticks, Senegalese youth with gifts of one love, Rasta, small crafts from their country; the restaurant owner who called out from narrow alley way “I love reggae!” The woman on the tram I offered my seat who watched maya and I’s dreads, grinned and offered big smile of gratitude as she got off; the homeless in the streets with paper cups by their sides foreheads to ground in prayer; the cobblestone alley ways with Italian toddlers feeding then chasing the pigeons, the man on the moped sweeping by us and then taking a double look and smiling wide, “Rasta! “The street artists and musicians, the gelato and cappuccinos…… and more so much more….

 

 

 

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