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DUM NIHIL HABEMUS MAIUS, CALAMO LUDIMUS (Phaedrus)
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See the most recent additions to my websites
Dancing apsarases (Hindu nymphs) - Prah Khan (near Angkor Thom) - Cambodia

Romeartlover takes a break and will be back in 2008.

December 22, 2007
A New Grand View of Rome.

December 15, 2007
Angkor in 3 Days - Day two.

December 8, 2007
Angkor in 3 Days - Day one.

December 1, 2007
The Bell Towers of Rome.

November 10, 2007
Giuseppe Vasi's 1771 Grand View of "La Cittą Leonina".

November 3, 2007
Venetian Fortresses: minor fortifications at Cerigo, fortresses of Maina, expanded pages on Modon and Corone.

October 27, 2007
Days of Peace: An October Outing to Marino.

October 20, 2007
Where the Pythoness Spoke (the Oracle of Delphi).

October 13, 2007
Along Via Aurelia: Palidoro, Palo, S. Severa and S. Marinella.

October 6, 2007
A complement to the Venetian Fortresses in Greece: Venice and the Levant.

September 29, 2007
Days of Peace: Sailing on the River to see the Bridges of Rome.

September 1, 2007
Days of Peace: Jogging at Valle delle Camene.

August 25, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Chronology of the events between 1957 and 2007.

August 18, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Chronology of the events between 1912 and 1956.

August 11, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Chronology of the events between 1871 and 1911.

Ponte Milvio
Couples in love who have tossed a coin in
Fontana di Trevi and have put their hands inside Bocca della Veritą may as well consider locking a padlock with their names at Ponte Milvio and throwing the key in the river. This unusual way to demonstrate reciprocal love was first described by writer Federico Moccia in his novels Tre Metri sopra il Cielo (Three metres above the sky) and Ho Voglia di Te (I Desire You). The number of padlocks left on lamp posts was such that the Mayor of Rome recently placed a series of small pillars with chains which can better support their weight.


August 4, 2007
A Cruel Lord (Ali Pacha's Ioanina).

July 28, 2007
A Rebellious Town.

July 21, 2007
Venetian Fortresses: Butrinto, Paxo, Folegandro and Santorino.

July 14, 2007
Days of Peace: attending A July of Events.

July 7, 2007
A few days ago UNESCO included the Old Town of Corfu in its World Heritage List.

July 6, 2007

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This site started its journey into the World Wide Web ten years ago; today it sets sail for Ithaca, where Ulysses completed his odyssey which lasted ten years too.


June 30, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: The Agony of the Papal State.

June 23, 2007
Where the Leaves Spoke (the Shrine of Dodoni).

June 16, 2007
A Holy Town.

May 26, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Drama at the Quirinale.

May 19, 2007
Giuseppe Vasi's 1771 Grand View of the Tribune of S. Maria Maggiore.

May 12, 2007
A Roman Town.

May 5, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Grand Tour Rome.

April 28, 2007
A Junction Town.

April 21, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: A Sleeping City.

April 14, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: The Loss of the Leadership in the Arts.

April 7, 2007
Fortresses of the Knights of Rhodes: Lindos, Symi, Nissiros and other fortresses.
In addition: Micono (Mykonos).

March 31, 2007
Fortresses of the Knights of Rhodes: Kos, St Peter's Castle (Bodrum) and Castelrosso (Kastelorizo)

March 24, 2007
Fortresses of the Knights of Rhodes

March 17, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: The Age of Bernini.

March 10, 2007
A Wealthy Doctor (the Asclepeion of Kos).

March 3, 2007
London's Roman Flavour.

February 10, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: Early Baroque Rome.

February 3, 2007
An Italian Piazza

January 27, 2007
It's Carnival! Time for jokes! Follow romeartlover in Paris and nearby (!?) and (?!).

January 20, 2007
Days of Peace: Winter Ceremonies.

January 13, 2007
Abridged History of Rome: The Counter-Reformation.

January 6, 2007
A guide to the Museums of Rome.

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