I know that most BIG cities in the world have their not so pretty sides. (I hear Singapore is the exception.) Areas where it’s not safe to walk at night, low income areas, graffiti, trash. The visions of a beautiful Rome, especially for the romantic traveler, are held so closely and so dear, that we tend not to see, or don’t want to see, that which doesn’t conform to our ideal. So just for a tiny dose of reality today, I present to you a few snapshots of another Roma that I see daily.