This post will be a short one, because this is a work day, and we’re all either studying or doing other tasks. We did have one mission today, to go to the next town up the train track, Albano Laziale, to get registered with the police. That process went swimmingly, thanks again to Danilo, and we had the rest of the day to enjoy.
Most folks stayed in Albano, and I intended to go back to our home base to get some Walsh work done, but I got sucked in by the vivacity of the town. I popped into a beautiful library, several shops that sold goods ranging from fine reproductions of paintings to the latest in heavy metal/goth/punk wear (I got more looks in the art shop), and two churches, one of which became my new favorite due to its original exterior and interior and medieval feel. Unfortunately, because I thought I would not be long in Albano (and because I was nervous about bringing a video camera to a police station) I didn’t bring a camera, so I have no photographic evidence of our group’s trip. The many purchases made are probably evidence enough.
Stephen found what he thinks was our first Italian version of a dollar store, and he also made the first on-the-spot translation.
Ah, and I also discovered the joy of il bagni publicci (misspellings mine, not the original).