This picture is a video still - note Lake Albano behind us. Moments later, on the sandy banks, Chiara threw a huge temper tantrum because she wanted to go for a swim in said lake. "I WANT. I GO. I WANT. I GO," she furiously yelled ad alta voce. We are happily learning that she is a very determined little girl: poisonous seaweed, whirlpools, lack-of-swimming skills be damned - she was ready to dive in and go for a swim in Lake Albano.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Three things I learned this week
-In Ancient Rome and Etruria, priests called Augurs watched bird flight patterns to to predict the future. In fact the word Temple - templum in Latin - denotes a space tem - "cut" out of the land - a fixed spot - where the augur could get a good view of the birds and the night stars.