Ocean Beach back in San Diego. They are called Monk Parakeets which is apt.
Throughout the garden there is beautiful art work as well as the gardens. Above is a bell that was cast for the last year of Jubilee. It was in the center of St. Peter's square during that year, then relocated to the gardens. This year is a Jubilee year celebrating mercy.
|Business as usual|
|I love the umbrella trees!|
This is an Ethiopian church, still used today for mass and special ceremonies.
|Papa Francesco lives here--they wouldn't let me off the bus to say hi|
If you have the time, this is a great tour, you get a better perspective of how large Vatican city really is, and the buildings on the grounds represent a government, with a court, jail, train, hotel and guest houses. Former Pope Benedict has a residence on the grounds as well. Tomorrow is a hang out day, as we get ready to move from our apartment in Prati to the American Academy in Rome on the Janiculum Hill. Stay tuned for more adventures. Ciao for now!