Natale is Near
Posted on December 7, 2013
Earlier today Peter and I were walking along Via del Corso at dusk. We had stayed out just a bit too long. The street was swollen with people walking in that over-shopped, dazed way that only seems to happen around Christmas. I was feeling tired and ready to be home. As if walking down the crowded street wasn’t difficult enough, a man in uniform darted in front of us and knelt down. He blocked our path, looking skyward with a pained expression on his face. He flipped a switch and we looked up. Suddenly the string of lights that span the entire street were all lit up.
Tagged: Christmas, Lights, Natale, Rome, Via del Corso
It must have been an amazing moment! Tomorrow afternoon the area around the Spanish Steps, i.e. the Column of the Immaculate Conception will be even more crowded, because at 4pm Pope Francesco will be there to attend the ceremony, firemen will place a bunch of flowers in Mary’s arms (the whole column from bottom to the top is about 29m)