Friday, June 1, 2012

Cycling through the Piazza del Popolo

My husband just returned from Italy (hurray!) with yet another bicycle (this time a Brompton, his second folder and 4th? bike overall - I don't really follow the details but it makes him happy and keeps us a one-car family - yes really, he's that committed to it that he sold his car years ago) so I've got both cycling and Italy on the brain.

So did this guy, who in his dress shirt and tie was obviously biking to work, right through the middle of Rome's Piazza del Popolo. Not a bad commute, is it...


We're heading off to the pool this afternoon, and tomorrow will be catching up with visiting friends and hopefully having a barbecue out by the jacuzzi, assuming yesterday's repairs did the trick. (Oh gee, another water-related major expense, how unexpected, she says sarcastically...)

What are you all up to this fine (nearly) summer weekend?
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7 comments:

Daryl Edelstein said...

its going to be wet here so i am going to dash between rain drops getting my weekend errands and beautification done .. today however is a hair cut ... half day Fridays begin again .. and for July/August I'll take Fridays off .. hooray for summer!

Alex said...

I remember when I visited Rome a couple of years ago. I didn't have my bike with me, but if I ever go back, I will be sure to bring it along.

SouthLakesMom said...

I did 10 miles this morning on my bike so I definitely empathize with your hubs.

And guess who had a flood in her basement yesterday? Fine thing -- I visit your blog, laugh/cry at your series of water dilemmas and hear my son say, "Um ... mom?" Our HVAC unit is leaking water and had been for a while but no one had been down there to see. I'm usually the "dowser" in the family but it's the man cave so ...

Cleaned up now and awaiting a repair guy. But it's a cool 70 and BEAUTIFUL outside so bearable.

kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

your life is just too damn glamourous woman!

Dina said...

Titchadshu.

Yes, riding in the piazza looks a lot safer than on our streets (or sidewalks).

Mimi said...

Watching the rain, Robin! Surprise surprise!
Oh, and lighting the fire (what month is it?) to keep warm. Yes, I'm serious.

But then today, Sun came back, and we could go back to short sleeves; nothing like a bit of confusion and variety. Bloom Festival was on, I went, forgot both camera and phone so no photos, but I will take some tomorrow (assuming it doesn't rain all day!) of the lovely things I bought!
Hope you had a good BBQ.
And your photo is beautiful, I agree with your sentiments about his commute.

ms.composure said...

o wow!very very nice...no big plans for me! this is my first SLOW week in almost 6 weeks so i am def gonna enjoy just taking each day as it comes :-)


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