Two of you took a shot at this one. One of you was right, the other…well…had the right idea.
FROM LYNNE HUMMELL:
Ahh, when in Rome, one must see the Dome. It’s the ornate dome at St. Peter’s Basilica, also known as Michelangelo’s Dome. That was my first guess, and I got a clue from the inscription at the very top – Pontif V S. Petrigloriae. When I went online to check my guess, I discovered that one can climb up and see the dome close up.
If you enlarge the photo you posted, at the very bottom, slightly right of center, you can barely see four figures. I believe these to be people on that upper deck – and that’s a sort of fence behind them. It apparently goes around the circumference of the dome so people can walk all the way around it. Here’s a very close up shot:
FROM DIANE ERICKSON:
Looking up in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
Ah, Diane, you’ve given me an idea. don’t be surprised if you see St. Paul’s as anothe Whatzit somewhere down the line!
This week’s Whatzit is (can’t ya tell?) an automobile. An amazing automobile … beautifully designed. But which one?
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JIM PHILLIPS is a buddy of mine here in Rock Hill, SC. He and I have known each other more than 15 years. Now retired, Jim combs the internet for goodies and occasionally finds one that applies to newspapers.
Here’s something he passed along recently, titled “Newspaper Analysis.”
I couldn’t pass it up.
4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.
5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.
6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country.
7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.
8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.
9. The Chicago Tribune is read by people who are in prison, who used to run the state, and would like to do so again, as would their constituents who are currently free on bail.
10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.
11. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are gay, handicapped, minority, feminist, atheists, and those who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.
13. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.