Today, we decided to take a stroll around Rome to see what interesting sights we might find. As we came upon St. Peter's square, a rather large crowd drew our attention. Apparently it was time for the Pope's weekly address to the people, so we decided to hang around for a bit. Obviously, the Pope's address was given in Italian and Latin, so much of what he said was lost on us. However, the atmosphere was pleasant, the day was glorious, and the crowd, which numbered easily around a hundred thousand or more, was quite polite. The rest of the folks we came across today, as pictured below, were much less garrulous, but in their own way just as entertaining.
The Pope giving his weekly address from the Papal apartments.
We found these two gentlemen from India, performing their act over by Castile St. Angelo. Can you figure out how they do it? While we had not seen this particular street performance in any of our earlier travels, today we came across at least three more levitation performers throughout Rome.
We found this gentleman near the two Indian folks pictured above. I thought he was representing a Vietnam era soldier because of the two 45 caliber guns with laser sights in his hands. Lori thought he was a cowboy because of his hat. In any event, if someone put a coin in his cup, he would raise his head briefly.
This variation on the levitation act was found across the Tiber river in the Piazza di Populo.
This single gentleman levitation performer, we found over by the Pantheon.