Back in Rome


Doing better today in Rome. There’s just something wonderful in this ancient city, despite tourist madness.

Here are shots from a three-mile walkabout this afternoon.

The Fontana di Trevi is close to my little hotel, which is an oasis of peace and quiet.

There’s got to be 50 small bars (specializing in espresso), ristorantes within a few blocks of here. You just can’t go wrong. Like Manhattan, competition promotes excellence.

You can look up the Trevi Fountain on Wikipedia. Amazing how the travertine stone seems sculpted by nature, no seams or joints visible. Plus the water is clean.

I can’t complain about tourists, because I are one. Besides, they’re fascinating to watch.

Just a bunch of random shots…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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