As seen in previous postings, Rome is replete with obelisks, columns, and monuments of all kinds, some more ancient than others. We would be remiss not to pay tribute to more modern day "monuments" to technology of the twentieth century. These glass encased modernistic styled "monuments" seem to be ubiquitous in Rome, although they have become extinct throughout North America. Their functionality is not limited to the purpose for which they were originally designed. Indeed, during periods of temperamental climental conditions, they have been known to provide much needed shelter.