Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Thanks for playing, but...

I am mystified as are the hundreds of people who crowded the banks of the Tiber River on Saturday night waiting for the Girandola.  Despite world-wide publicity -- and erroneous news reports -- the promised fireworks show failed to materialize with no explanation available.  

However, intrepid travelers Susan and Laura sent a photo anyway!  And it is a beautiful view of Castel Sant'Angelo at night. Well done, ladies!  A copy of A Journey into Michelangelo's Rome will be on its way to you shortly.  

Check out their blog, eternallycool.net, to read more about the spectacle that wasn't.

Anyone with information about the missing fireworks?  Post here and give us the full scoop!

UPDATE:  This just in from Laura of eternallycool.net...

"BTW, several of our eCool readers have let us know that the Girandola DID happen. They did it early--sometime between 9:45 and 10:00pm. Who would imagine that the Romans would do something early? I guess the press and all others missed it as a result. We'll be updating the blog to reflect that fact shortly."

So sad to have missed it!  

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