After all the thermometers that have been exploding here in Rome, a formal warning has been issued to watch for mercury spills, and drink lots of water.

The heat may be uncomfortable, but rays of sunlight take on a different hue when one escapes the morning heat into the cool of the Pantheon and catches a glimpse of the sun shining down into the same place it’s been shining for almost 2000 years.

But tonight, finally, it rains. ANd when it rains it pours. It’s fucking pouring tonight. Never been so happy to see rain.