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The vast space of the front of Saint Peter's Square, nearly filled with fenced-off seats.

The queue for the Basilica curved all the way around the square, 9 people deep in places. I decided if I joined it, that would be the only thing I did that day. It was the same everywhere.

Got me sword, got me walkie-talkie ...... a member of the Papal Swiss Guard answers the phone, in Piazza S. Pietro, Rome.

Shot out of the window of the plane above the Italian Alps.

I am in Rome at this year's Cocoon Get Together.

 

The conference is at Rome's zoo, the BioPark in the centre of the city.

 

The hippos looked like they were having fun, sorry to say the big cats did not ......

This huge sweeping collonade curves around Piazza S. Pietro, Vatican City.

Driving around Rome one evening during the CocoonGT2007.

 

Gabriele at the wheel.

A lady heading for the Vatican bookshop, or maybe the popular post office on the south east corner of St. Peter's.

This is about as close as you can get without queueing.

"Mommy, can I bring him home?"

 

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi

A series of huge, faint murals along a stretch of the river Tiber, of the legendary wolf that suckled Romulus and Remus.

Sophisticated gentleman and man-about-town (as all who know him would agree, I am sure).

 

In Rome for the CocoonGT2007.

Statues on the top of St. Peter's in Rome.

 

They look like a rock group ....

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