Saturday, August 29, 2009

a cute medieval enclave

please click on photo to get a better view of the streets of trastevere

by the third day in rome our legs and feet hurt so badly from walking and standing, we knew we needed another strategy for touring. luckily we found a man renting bicycles in a side alley. how can I possibly describe what it was like riding a bicycle through rome? you would think with the hordes of pedestrians and automobiles sharing the streets there would be no room left to navigate a bike. but there is something about the energy in Italy that I don't think I have experienced anywhere else. much like some magical zone one enters, perhaps like birds do when they fly in formation, there just seems to be this sort of flow where everyone and everything falls into place effortlessly. it was so much fun! we covered ground we never could have covered on foot and it was so much better than the bus because we could stop and go as we pleased. the best part was riding across the tiber river to see


Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This is such a simple, yet lovely post. I virtually enjoyed the bike ride with you :)

Nature is So Beautiful

Alexa said...

Bikes in Rome? Good for you! Personally, I get hives just from crossing the street there. I'm having a wonderful vicarious vacation with you—thanks!

bobbie said...

It looks like a charming spot. But don't the parked cars look out of place? I'm sure your bike ride must have been a real treat.

Daryl said...

What fun .. if I ever get back to Rome, I am going to rent a bike!

Pietro said...

Very interesting image! :-)