|Crane working at the top of the Spanish Steps|
|Costly scaffolding, Piazza Verbano, quartiere Trieste|
|More Trieste work|
|Crane over our terrace|
We had first-hand experience of the crane in 2006, when we lived in the quartiere of Appio Latino. Our apartment was on the ground floor (not the Italian ideal), but it had a lovely terrace; upper floors had only balconies. Unfortunately, the condominium ("condominio") chose to repair the balconies while we were there. Had they used scaffolding to do so, it would have covered half our terrace. Instead, they brought in a crane, which for several weeks hovered over our umbrella, doing its work.
|Expensive scaffolding at a corner bar in via Nomentana. At right, Waldo.|