Sunday, September 16, 2012

Porta Portese market and the Capitoline Museum

We headed over to Rome's famous flea market this morning. It's not far from where we are staying and it is amazing. From underwear to antiques, you can pick up just about anything here.

We liked the heavy old irons and the wooden ladders.

I was coveting the chandeliers and furniture and Harry liked this antique travel case.

What we actually got was a very cool stainless steel corkscrew from France (a much needed tool) and for Harry a t-shirt of the last supper with rock stars faces instead of the Disciples. Perhaps sacreligious but right up Harry's alley.
This afternoon we visited the amazing museums on top of Romes Capitol Hill with incredible Roman scultures, artifacts, and temples.

Some of the sculptures are a bit unsettling though..

I was confused by this statue though. I couldn't decide what this fellow is looking at. Perhaps this is an illustration from some Roman myth or perhaps I am misinterpreting the statue. It does seem odd to have this front and center in Rome's political and historic center.

2 comments:

  1. Love and want the ladder and the irons are fabulous.

    cheers, parsnip

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