A city chick trying to keep her creative side alive! "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." - Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Italy: Tourists

The "Roman Holiday" lover in me had to see the famous Spanish steps.

This is the view from the top. "Scalla di Spagna" dates back to the 1720's and is surrounded by a very high-end but fun to window-shop neighborhood.
At the Santa Maria in Cosmedin, is the "Cocca della Verita," or the mouth of truth:

The marble face is thought to be an ancient drain cover. Medieval tradition says the jaws will snap shut on liars - a useful way of testing faithfulness of spouses. Looks like we're ok. Just like every other tourist, we had to take a picture with our hands in it's mouth. Why are we all silly when we're on vacation?


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