Trevi Fountain- Rome


Trevi Fountain was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.  I’ll have to look through some of my video’s as I do have video of the entire structure.  We left for Italy on November 2, 2015.  When we arrived my wife kept on talking about this amazing fountain and that we simply had to find it.  In Rome there are literally 1000’s of fountains and they are all really beautiful.  When we first arrived in Rome and got to our hotel we basically slept.  Flying to Rome was a long long trip so we needed the rest.  When we woke up it was night time and my wife insisted on seeing this fountain at night.  We walked endlessly around the city trying to find it.  I would see a fountain here or there and say “Are you sure this is not it?”  She would say “You will know it when you see it!”  When we finally found it I was speechless.  It was absolutely unbelievable.  My many Pictures of the fountain do not even do it justice.  The odd thing is it has been under repair for quite sometime and the fountain literally reopened the night we arrived.  Who knew??

The story surrounding the fountain is that in 19 BC Roman soldiers were guided by a young girl to a source of pure water 8 miles from Rome. Apparently the soldiers were very very thirsty.  The discovery of the source of water led Augustus to commission the construction of a twenty-two-kilometre (14-mile) aqueduct leading into the city, which was named Aqua Virgo, or Virgin Waters, in honor of the young girl in the story. The aqueduct served the hot Baths of Agrippa, and Rome for over 4 hundred or more years.

Take care…..

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I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

2 Comments on Trevi Fountain- Rome

  1. I’m so jealous. When I went to Rome it was under construction. Oh well, guess it just means I’ll have to go back. :p 😀

    • Adventures in the Burbs // April 5, 2016 at 2:39 am // Reply

      Oh yes. I need to find the video. It was absolutely amazing. I literally didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. There were a few sites that were closed because it is the jubilee year of Mercy and they are fixing things up. For the Jubilee they are expecting 10’s of thousands of visitors.

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