July 2010 • Flew from Bangkok to Cairo to Rome in less than 24 hours, leaning on wine and muscle relaxers to treat the whiplash. Italy is a spectacular and sobering entry point after Asia—from the temples of Angkor to the fora of Rome, a sprint between fallen empires.
Via del Boccaccio
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
Mercati di Traiano
Theatre mask, Museo Nazionale Romano
Museo Nazionale Romano