The Grave, the City, and the Wilderness

The Grave, the City, and the Wilderness

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The Spanish Steps.

Everything you would expect to be in Rome is here. Tourists, locals, street vendors, a million stories, fountains, churches, architecture. cobblestone streets, history, fashionable shops, restaurants and pickpockets. This is supposed to be the epicentre of european pickpocketing. Judging by the number of american teenage girls running around, taking photos and not paying attention to their bags, it's probably a lucrative spot for someone with quick hands.

Audrey Hepburn climbed these steps and ate ice cream on her first day as an escaped princess in Roman Holiday. Aside from being Audrey Hepburn, she looked just like all of these people. Admiring the view, taking in the history and doing some people watching. The crowds are constant and the murmuring voices mix with the sounds of the fountain creating a vacation soundtrack that isn't easily forgotten.

It's beautiful. All of it.

The poet Keats came here - to the house on the right of the steps - to try to recuperate from consumption, as they called it then - but it was too late. He died at the age of twenty-five. Not ever knowing the profound influence he would have on english literature.

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

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The Grave, the City, and the Wilderness

The Grave, the City, and the Wilderness

The Spanish Steps.

Everything you would expect to be in Rome is here. Tourists, locals, street vendors, a million stories, fountains, churches, architecture. cobblestone streets, history, fashionable shops, restaurants and pickpockets. This is supposed to be the epicentre of european pickpocketing. Judging by the number of american teenage girls running around, taking photos and not paying attention to their bags, it's probably a lucrative spot for someone with quick hands.

Audrey Hepburn climbed these steps and ate ice cream on her first day as an escaped princess in Roman Holiday. Aside from being Audrey Hepburn, she looked just like all of these people. Admiring the view, taking in the history and doing some people watching. The crowds are constant and the murmuring voices mix with the sounds of the fountain creating a vacation soundtrack that isn't easily forgotten.

It's beautiful. All of it.

The poet Keats came here - to the house on the right of the steps - to try to recuperate from consumption, as they called it then - but it was too late. He died at the age of twenty-five. Not ever knowing the profound influence he would have on english literature.

Here lies one whose name was writ in water.

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Posted: 2010-05-05 | 07:21