Thursday, December 07, 2006

Rome's Dominican sphere: the Angelicum...

This is a photo of one wing of the Dominican Convent of Sts. Dominic and Sixtus in Rome (the Angelicum). The Genovese gardener mentioned to me that the "prior" lives and works in this part of the convent.

One can see this type of tower all over Rome, too, he explained to me. "Historically it had many uses and one such use was to catch pigeons so that the friars could eat some meat!"

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