Sunday, October 07, 2007

Wedding in Rome

This weekend, Rome was the setting of family festivities as my cousin Francesca tied the knot with her Francesco. An event that brought family members and friends together from different parts of the world. From Sweden, the delegation consisted of my father, Isabel, Martin and I.

The ceremony was held in the incredibly beautiful church "Sant' Agnese in Agone" on Pza. Navona. The weather forecast had been gloomy and in the hours after lunch a familiar tension began to build in the air. Before we knew it, a powerful electrical storm was upon us.
While the priest spoke, thunder rolled heavily above the cupol and mixed with the organ music of Albinoni, Bach and Schubert to great dramatic effect.

Fortunately, it subsided in time for the party, which included dancing to live music and many conversations under the Roman sky. There were so many snacks and desserts on the tables that I would have missed my flight back if I had tried to eat of them all. We had a great time!

Before suiting up for the ceremony, my brother and I went to check out a premiering exhibition about Stanley Kubrick and his film-making. We were delighted to enter the computer HAL 9000, and also have a closer look at several original props from such classics as The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc.

We also had the opportunity to take a picture of us cousins. From left to right:
Martin, Filippo, Francesca, Isabel, me