Sunday, November 3, 2013
I saw the pope today. Along with about 300,000 people. Cherly wanted to go so we went and stood for an hour. The window opened, second from the right on the top, banner floats out, everyone cheers and 10 minute later this tiny figure appears. it could have been Elvis for all I could see. He welcomed all said a prayer, then everyone said a prayer in Italian and then he left. After we took the jerky little bus through Camp di Fiori to the Borghese Gallery. Third trip there and still discover something so magnificent. Such decadence and overabundance of wealth while a cardinal and pope. The Berninis are magnificent. Ended day at Trevi fountain. Threw in another coin again so that means I have 2 trips back to Italy. Have to start saving more then pennies to come back.