Happy belated mother’s day!
The day before, we spent the afternoon with new friends Margaret and Sathia and with the new mummy, Lynn.
Anyway, on mothers day, Cart and I have been spending afternoon in Eur. We’ve been spending time here for a couple of weeks now.
Eur, pronounced as Eh-oor, is a very interesting place. It was started by Benito Mussolini to celebrate the 20 years of facism. The exhibition never took place due to world war two, but nevertheless, it was completed in the 60s to what we have today.
It’s not hard to miss the architecture in Eur. It’s rather opulent and grand here despite it being far away from the city centre. Regardless, its actually rather accessible to get to as its just a walking distance from the EUR Palasport subway.
This is a church at the end of Viale Europa where sometimes there are fairs at these steps. Just last week there were people selling pots of beautiful different coloured roses here. And with it being spring season at this point of writing, roses are starting to bloom beautifully at the steps towards the entrance of the church.
Not too far away, there is a big lake which is called the Parco Laghetto where Cart and I have been Eur Laghetto to do some exercises, courtesy of Roma 12 which has been hosting this free for all event every Sunday till the end of June.
There wasn’t a lot of people participating so far, but I’ve been telling almost everyone I know in Rome, and hopefully there will be more in due time.
Which was what actually happened yesterday. Usually the area where we exercised was very tranquil. Even with the large traffic coming in and out, it was still roomy. This time round, I was surprised to see so many people. Kids running around. Parents crowding around tents getting food and freebies. People walking around with food in their hands. And a deejay blasting through all the cacophony.
Cart and I went around to have a look see after we finished.
We then walked to a corner where we found this sign.
I find the Italian road naming system interesting and found out later that it was named in honour of the Japanese minister who was visiting the area in July 1959. There are also a number of Sakura trees planted in the park.
Not too far away, there is a bridge where there will usually be a man doing a puppet show or a street vendor, selling trinkets like toys and such.
There are lots to see here. From all sorts of little creatures like colourful lizards.
To a family of ducks
And you could see a family of people feeding pigeons
Sometimes there is even a little train here that goes around the lake.
And speaking of lake, I saw a number of people kayaking, and boating around. Apart from that, there were pedal boats, sail boats and dinner on boats for two.
Did you know that this place is actually a spot where Federico Fellini filmed a movie? Federico Fellini is a famous director who probably best known for La Dolce Vita. I shouldn’t be surprised though since it is so beautiful here.
There is also a Giolitti here! Giolitti is a gelateria and this brand is very well known in Italy and is considered to be one of the best ice cream here.
I’m not sure if this picture goes into this blog-post, but I thought that it was interesting.
It’s a stand where you could seek for help. You press a button here and the carabinieri or the police will be able to assist you.
Eur sure is gorgeous. It might not be a touristy destination. But if you have an afternoon to spare in Rome, this would be a lovely place to spend time in.
To end this blog post, I’m gonna put up a picture of me lying in the grass
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