It's Monday morning and since most of the sites in Rome are closed on Monday we headed back out to the end of Metro A for another delightful day. The weather was cool and we carried our umbrellas but it's now after 4 pm and it hasn't rained all day....yes...we're back in our apartment after walking five miles per the pedometer. We started our journey at 10 am and arrived home just before 4 pm. A full day for us old travelers! We're looking forward to a nice dinner at home and a good game of Hand & Foot this evening.
Ben Hur....the remake with Morgan Freeman...is currently in production and since they are using the largest sound stage, Number Five, we could not see inside of it but did walk around
Another film that has just finished and is being released soon, Christ The Lord, had some beautiful outdoor sets that we again were not allowed to take photos of. But the slide show is full of many old sets including ones used in The Gangs of New York. The large pool used for the harbor scenes was there and a portion in one corner held a container that will be used for Ben Hur. Because of cg in today's world they didn't need the huge lake and will add in the background after the filming.
Here is the link to the photos:
Link to Picasa Photo Album