18 May 2008


As we wandered up toward the Trevi Fountain with the big group this week, I noticed how the city handles its fire hydrants.

Rather than being curbside, they are in the sides of buildings, a series of hoses and valves.

There’s a photo of one, at left.

I particularly enjoy that it has a picture of a hydrant on its sign, even though there isn’t a physical hydrant in place.

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Works Cited

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Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Marble Faun. New York: Penguin Books, 1990/1860.

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Powers, Alice Leccese. Italy in Mind: An Anthology. Toronto: Vintage Books, 1997.

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