Happy Easter says the Parrot, Buona Pasqua dice il pappagallo

I was walking up the Palatine Hill yesterday when soaring far above the Roman Forum I noticed some green. I looked around and the bird flew to the tree behind me. While everyone was looking the other way, I snapped a photograph of this parrot, perhaps a ring-necked Parakeet, apparently a species from India which…

A Visit to the Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen

Yesterday I walked north along the banks of the Tiber to the Hendrik Christian Andersen Museum. Along the way I saw this houseboat, that looked like a fun place to live, and with its potential to travel, serves as a counterpoint to the permanence of a place like the Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen. Now on…

Writing from the Eternal City

I have arrived in the Eternal City of Rome. For the next few months I will be living in Rome, conducting my PhD research and exploring the city. I will be using this blog to document some of the highlights and excruciating moments of my travels around the country of Italia as well as try…