When in Rome…
I was lucky enough to have a look around Rome in between Roman press-events today and I thought I’d share a few images with you.
This first one is of the massive Castel Sant’Angelo.
It was apparently built to provide a fortified refuge for the Pope when he judged the general populace had found him to be taking-the-piss excessively – a state of affairs that the scale of the castle leads me to believe was reasonably frequent.
I was told it is reached by secret tunnel from the near-by Vatican and was originally the tomb of the emperor Hadrian - as in wall.
I was lucky enough to bump into Rachel from Gartner and Dave (that’s almost certainly not his name, but I don’t have his business card and my memory isn’t what it was – which wasn’t much. Sorry Dave.) and Mario from Everything Channel for lunch.
Here’s a photo of a chap who appears to be pretending to be some kind of petrified Jesse James.