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It's Monday

 

Ask for directions, if you need them!

It was a very quick snap, so the focus isn't where I wanted it to be, but you get the gist!

(inside the courtyard of the Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza church in Rome, Italy)

 

Astrid and I had wanted to enter this church to see the architecture of Francesco Borromini, but, alas, it was closed. 

However, this very bright and brilliant English woman was sitting in the courtyard,

so we asked if she knew of another place where we could see his work,

and she showed us where on our map.  It's hard to forget her! 

 

 

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Did I mention she was brilliant...and full of dry humor?

 

 

It's Monday

 

Ask for directions, if you need them!

It was a very quick snap, so the focus isn't where I wanted it to be, but you get the gist!

(inside the courtyard of the Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza church in Rome, Italy)

 

Astrid and I had wanted to enter this church to see the architecture of Francesco Borromini, but, alas, it was closed. 

However, this very bright and brilliant English woman was sitting in the courtyard,

so we asked if she knew of another place where we could see his work,

and she showed us where on our map.  It's hard to forget her! 

 

 

photoblog image IMG_9613S.jpg

Did I mention she was brilliant...and full of dry humor?

 

 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 May 2019, 02:00
Wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: She was, Ray!
Terrific shots, Ginnie! I love both very much. She sounds very English! smile I'm so glad you got to see his work elsewhere!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. Sometimes the best moments while out-n-about are the ones you never expect!
J'aime beaucoup la première photo et les détails.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
fabulous shot, Ginnie, especially the first one. and i am sure you both will remember her for a long time.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Ayush,and YES, indeed!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 May 2019, 05:27
very kind of her
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Sherri.
A fine portrait of her and the focus on the first picture is fine by me
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Bill. Thanks.
A beautiful hand that has lived, I really like this chosen plan.
The second photo is well too
Ginnie Hart: "A beautiful hand that has lived." I couldn't have said it better, Marie! Merci.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 May 2019, 06:19
Fabulous shot of this lady, Ginnie. The moment I saw that cigar, I knew you would try to capture that. At our question "how did you get here" she answered: "I suppose just like you, with an airplane"...... you have to be brilliant to think that one up. Of course we wanted wanted to know how she ended up working here in the library......
Ginnie Hart: I'm so glad you shared that tidbit, Astrid, because it's a reminder of exactly how the conversation went. HA!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 May 2019, 06:29
Brilliant Ginnie! She looks like just the sort of person I'd like to meet whilst out travelling
Ginnie Hart: Yes, definitely, Chris. You know that both Astrid and I wished you and Lisl had been with us that day!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 May 2019, 06:34
Oh, a very nice situation and a wonderful photograph! I learnt from my mother the English saying "Do as the Romans do".
Ginnie Hart: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do," indeed, Philine. Thanks for that reminder. smile
Très pittoresque cette dame !
Ginnie Hart: In more ways than one, Claudine. smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 May 2019, 08:16
Isn’t it wonderful when you come across someone like her Ginnie, that was a lucky day.
Ginnie Hart: Lucky day, indeed, Chad. We've been smiling ever since. smile
J'aime aussi me situer sur une carte papier ;-)
J'aime beaucoup la seconde photo.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's all delightful, Pascale, isn't it! smile
the picture of her hand is amaaazing... and i love love how she is dressed, layered in black with that shock of white hair!! brill.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of those serendipitous moments you never forget, Elaine!
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 13 May 2019, 09:21
Les mains nos renseignent énormément
JP
Ginnie Hart: Our hands talk, JP, don't they!
  • Andy
  • Canada
  • 13 May 2019, 11:55
Oh my! A cigar smoking Grandmother.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed, Andy. I'd love to know her story. smile
The photo is a bit shocking at first glance until your eyes get time to figure (finger) out what you are seeing.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mary. It's fun, isn't it!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 13 May 2019, 12:33
A great story to accompany your unfortunate closing. With age comes wit and wisdom. I'm not quite there yet. smile
Ginnie Hart: If we could get to that age when we don't care at all what other people think, Steven, we'd all be much better off, right?!
Two very fine pictures Ginnie, to me the focus isn't important it says to me she is moving her hand to show you where to go. As and ex smoker of cigars I can almost imagine the smell of that one between her fingers, doesn't persuade me I would ever like another one though.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Brian. It all reminds me that you can't tell a book by its cover!
Oh wat een ontroerend mooie foto van de dame zelf.
Erg goed gezien en vastgelegd alle 2
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. These are the lasting moments one never forgets!
He he... They still use this map in Rome?!

11 years ago, I got the same map from them (it was free then)!

Did you write "Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza" on the map? It actually looks very European. wink I am not sure though, but if I see the number "1" I can usually tell whether it's European or British. Ha...
Ginnie Hart: Actually, LC, we paid a fee of €3.50 for all the maps and info we got for our 19 days on the tour, which included this map. It seemed like a no-brainer.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 May 2019, 15:58
One of those experiences, that I just love, when travelling. Many moons ago, we had a neighbour lady, who smoked a pipe - always behind the house in the backyard.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Kinda makes your day, Louis, right?! smile
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 13 May 2019, 16:05
A cigar smoking old lady..

amazing Ginnie...

beautiful shots

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: The things that make the world go 'round, Willy! Bedankt.
love your shot of her hand with a cigar on the map Ginnie... her picture on the bench it perfect....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Peter. She was quite the character!
This is the sort of person I would love to meet on a holiday, Ginnie. Bet she has led a very interesting life. It would be wonderful to hear her story. Love your shots!
Ginnie Hart: Everything you said, yes, Beverly. I'm sure she'd have lots to tell us if we could hear her story.
I love the story you have captured in these photos.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ruthie.

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