0608 Rained out in Pavia (Ita 087—new)
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My next stop is Pavia, which Massimo recommended that I visit-- so my expectations are pretty high. Unfortunately, just as start to explore the city center it starts pouring down rain. I do manage to get a quick clip in front of what looks like the Roman Goddess of War, and the unpretentious little piazza with the ancient city hall with its three stories of arches-- humble but charming in a quaint way… But then after trudging around a bit, I give up and sit at a bus stop waiting for the rain to stop.
I knew that, coming here in March the weather wasn’t going to be perfect, and I’d determined that I wasn’t going to let the weather keep me from making the most out of every day during this short trip… but I’ll have to admit that the rain did put a slight damper on my appreciation of Pavia.
The rain didn’t stop, so I finally decided to continue my exploration… I did enjoy discovering the five spire church-- (they look more like Turkish minarets than spires)… the clock tower… the cylindrical tower… and of course, the imposing Pavia castle outside the Old City.
Then the wind picks up and the rain really starts coming down hard, and I have to run into a phone booth to escape-- but not before I get pretty soaked…
And with that my Pavia adventure comes to a bit of a soggy end…