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The Super Dimension Fortress (SDF-1) hovering above a destroyed region of the Ontario Quadrant, North America in 2010 after the giant spaceship’s Omni-Directional Barrier System overloaded under the strain of a Zentradi attack resulting in the Earth’s surface being obliterated for a radius of 25 miles out from the vessel.

“Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public man, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death”

‘An Irish Airman Forsees His Death’
- W.B. Yeats, 1919

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Vincent @ rose garden da Francesca
Today we finally went to Roseto Comunale di Roma [Rome public rose garden] to hunt for new places for doll meetings. This location is beautifully placed on a slope of Aventine hill that points towards Circus Maximus. As you can guess, the view is stunning. It’s a very good place to take pictures of a large variety of roses, it’s also very peaceful and you can do whatever you want as long as you are respectful and don’t touch the roses. I have only one complaint and it’s that the place has few trees (they are a lot indeed, but placed all around the borders in order to not shadow the roses) so is very sunny and it’s difficult to take good shots because of the light. I think it’s better to go during the morning and in april/may, when most of the roses are in full bloom and the sun doesn’t kill you. At least there are two cabins (one has a table so I think you can also eat there), a lot of benches to take a rest and the wind is nice.
You can go there easily, it takes only few minutes of walking from metro B Circo Massimo.
The rose garden is opened to public only for 2 months every year (usually from april 21 to june 20), so check before going. 
Next time we are going to check Giardino degli Aranci [Orange Garden], that is nearby.

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Vincent @ rose garden da Francesca