Rome

The signs warn you that it is an offense to put posters on the walls:

It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome

Aren’t they beautiful?

It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome It is an offense to put posters on the walls in Rome

A sign of lawyer’s office:

Roman lawyer’s office

In the designated places posters are put on top of each other:

In the designated spaces posters are put on top of each other

Many streets are so narrow that they leave almost no space for pavements. So people have to walk right on the roads.

Via del Corso:

Via del Corso

Toy buses:

Toy buses on Via del Corso

This pavement close to Quattro Fontane is about a foot wide:

This pavement close to Quattro Fontane

When pedestrians cross a road, you will see a yellow traffic light instead of green. That is because green is on for about a second, and then yellow is on for about twenty:

Yellow traffic light in Rome

Tripods on sale throughout the city:

Tripods on sale throughout the city:

Vatican television is silent:

Vatican television is silent

Romans use the flat roofs of the building as small gardens:

Romans use the flat roofs of the building as small gardens

В церкви Санта-Мария-Маджора установлен прекрасный автомат по сбору денег. Кидаешь монетку — в определённой части церкви загорается подсветка.

In Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore there is a machine where you put money to turn on some lights:

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

In the Leonardo da Vince museum you can touch things, but should be careful:

Please touch but be careful

Roman metro is quite small. It is hard to build an underground train network in a city full of archeological digs, so the lines mostly pass around the city center. Colosseo station is a rare exception:

Colosseo station in Rome

It is quite dark and dirty on the stations:

Roman metro

But the trains are probably the best I have ever encountered. They are spacious, light and very quiet:

Roman metro

Platform configurations:

Roman metro Roman metro

A transfer passage:

Roman metro

Pure Italian wayfinding (sortie means “exit” in French):

Italian wayfinding

The bus 200 connected my hotel with the city center:

The bus 200 in Rome

There are actually two routes 200 in Rome, and both of them stop here! Luckily, I’ve learned this secret on my first trip when I was lucky enough to get the right one. A girl on board recognized I was a tourist and told me about the oddity. So all future rides started with a conversation with driver in pure Italian:
— Buona sera! Corso Francia?
— Sì!
— Grazie!

Public transport drivers wear a uniform:

Public transport drivers wear a uniform

Smart way to show the maximum luggage size:

Smart way to show the maximum luggage size

A bus stop with an integrated bench:

A bus stop with an integrated bench

A street lamp:

A street lamp in Rome

Balconies:

Balconies in Rome

Windows:

Windows in Rome

Roman McDonalds:

Roman McDonalds

A mailbox for newspapers:

Roman mailbox for newspapers

A prohibition of walking the dogs without collars:

A prohibition of walking the dogs without collars

A door:

Roman door

A sign:

A sign in Rome

Another sign:

A sign in Rome

The statue is on FaceTime with someone:

The statue is on FaceTime

The fountains vomit:

The fountains vomit The fountains vomit The fountains vomit

Beautiful.

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