|This bella donna looks to have been cruising Rome's streets for quite a few years.|
In the rare moments between mouthfuls of succulent gnocchi, chianti, or gelato, Rebecca and I had plenty of time to catch up and to explore central Rome.
My favorite experience, however, was a solo walk I took one sleepless early morning. Rolleicord in hand, I meandered along the undisturbed streets, empty but for the occasional delivery man or jogger. I passed a deserted Trevi Fountain and Pantheon before arriving at the ruins that stretch out beside the Coliseum. That was where I heard a faint buzzing noise overhead, and looked across
the sunken ruin to see a pair of guys peering into the sky, manipulating a large control pad.
A drone. They were flying a drone over the ruins.
Immediately and thoroughly psyched, I dashed over and introduced myself in an alley beside the ruins. Matt and Marco, Australians now settled in Helsinki, Finland, were on a week-long tour across Europe to film famous sites for a forthcoming but still top-secret travel industry project. I'm excited to hear how it turns out, and hope to update readers here. For now, they've shared a small preview.