On the train ride we saw, what were for me, two astounding things through that dirty train window - both of which I photographed. Blink you way through the dust and blur of the window. Our first stop was S. Peter's, a very short ride from Trastavere Station. And what was weird and wonderful about this stop was the odd juxtaposition of the great dome of St Peter's with graffiti and electric train lines. Had I pointed my camera a bit lower, perhaps the dome would have been entirely superseded by contemporary tagging.
|Who is this man looking out to sea in S. Marinella?|
And so we did, arriving at 1:30 and a quick cab ride took us into the tiny streets of Trasteavere where we quickly found a ristorante where we had perfect deep fried Roman artichokes. Followed with deep fried anchovies and seafood gnocchi. We had a sort of Roman beachy meal two blocks from the Tiber. All good. Two coffees and we were revved up for a look at two important churches, both of which were remarkable and of which I'll write in a subsequent post.