Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 4, 2014: Frutta Fresca, Roma

 

Frutta Fresca Stand, Rome.

 

 

We all know Rome is a colorful place.  On Christmas Eve, spent walking all around the city, I came along the Via dei Fori Imperiali past Palatine Hill toward the Colosseum and couldn’t help but be particularly struck by this fabulous display of fruit and chestnuts roasting on a winter’s day.  An especially welcome sight in a city famous for it's sights.

 

While preparing this post I went onto Google Streetview to make sure I had the location just right.  And there it was, Frutta Fresca, just where it should be.  My photo, however, is better.  I guess standing still has it's advantages.  But do have a look to see it in context.

 

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I love walking through markets - the smells, the colours and the rare fruits that don't make it to the Supermarkets!

And sometimes the samples of local cheese !

I could spend all day there.

No market here, just this free-standing kiosk on the sidewalk in the location I described, which is why it's such a surprise.  Nothing else around it except a busy street and landscaping which you can see on the left of the photo.  No cheese, just a Colosseum.

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