There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

Definition of Walkabout :

a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
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23 January 2010

The Spanish Steps

After non stop turbulent weather to Minneapolis, a six hour lay over, crossing the Atlantic in eight hours, hanging in Amsterdam for a few with some lovely chaps, and finally boarding a plane for my final two hours, i arrived in Rome.
After taking a nap and shower to refresh mind and body, I ventured out into this wondrous new land. My home for the next little bit is only a stones throw away from the Spanish Steps , which truly is a piece of architecture to behold.
I then wandered thru the streets, enjoying the people, nightlife, and stunning scenery encapsulating me.....
after a few hours, i found myself back to where I had began, but felt compelled to enter ( again) the Trinita Del Monti church at the top of these steps. I was privy to the beginnings of a service, which awed both visually and in my soul

This great singing and chanting went on for about 20 minutes, of which I sat in a pew for the entire observance. But then it ended and a priest rose to speak, and it was time for me to go....