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Now, that’s a map

posted by awelborn

Okay, this map is absolutely fascinating. It doesn’t work with 100% smoothness, but my very limited knowledge of one or two parts of Rome tells me that it’s accurate. You click and drag the little girl (sounds harsh, but there it is) in the direction in which you want to go. The map even shows inner courtyards and such. It’s not as if you can print it out and take it with you or anything, but it’s sort of fun.

Update: Zadok’s right. It works better if you use the cursor buttons, not the mouse, to move the little girl.



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Sherry Weddell

posted March 19, 2006 at 11:44 pm


Very cool. She’s starts very close to the Angelicum where we stayed while in Rome. In a 5 room apartment across from Nero’s wall and the medieval church of St. Catherine of Siena for, I kid you not, $25/night. Alas, that apartment is no more.
One of my most memorably Roman moments – listening to the noon church bells from the top of Trajan’s 2nd century “shopping mall” while overlooking the Forum.



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Fr Martin Fox (Septimus)

posted March 19, 2006 at 11:45 pm


Amy, you realize you have been “bitten”: you have fallen in love with Rome, haven’t you?
I’ve been there twice, a total of 17 days, and I really love it.
A cautionary note: two brother priests are studying over there, and they say it’s not as nice to live in Rome, as it is to visit.
Having said that, my wish is that, if I can ever take a “sabbatical,” I will find a way to do it in Rome!



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Zadok the Roman

posted March 20, 2006 at 8:55 am


A cautionary note: two brother priests are studying over there, and they say it’s not as nice to live in Rome, as it is to visit.
Oh, I’m not at all sure I’d agree. There’s something special about acquiring an easy familiarity with this wonderful place and feeling ‘at home’ here.



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Zadok the Roman

posted March 20, 2006 at 10:25 am


Oh, and the map site is much easier to use by using one’s cursor keys to control the girl.



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Michael Kremer

posted March 20, 2006 at 2:02 pm


If you put your mouse where you want the girl to go and click, she moves there (if it’s possible to get there in a straight line).
Anyway, a little time playing with this and I find: “Museum of the International Typological Manger Scene”!!



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Michael Kremer

posted March 20, 2006 at 2:02 pm


If you put your mouse where you want the girl to go and click, she moves there (if it’s possible to get there in a straight line).
Anyway, a little time playing with this and I find: “Museum of the International Typological Manger Scene”!!



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