Characters & Locations

Part 2

Italy USA

( The Second Time Though The Simulation )

2000 - 2005

In December 1999, on the eve of the new millennium, Loid traveled to Europe and Italy for the first time when he was 27 years old.

By the next Fall Loid left the house built over the waterfall and was living in Rome, Italy.

After a few months on a cold night in December, in a ancient Roman cruising park littered with 2000 year old marble columns, Loid met an Italian guy that would become his boyfriend for the next decade.



The Italian guy was an actor and teacher of high school drama with a million friends and everyone loved him. He also acted in small theatrical productions and was always surrounded by crazy actors and artists. He hated being on stage but somehow he was always the center of attention. With him every weekend in Italy there was something to do. Some party... or dinner... or rehearsal... or event... or something... always something as Loid followed his boyfriend and tried to figure out how to understand everyone and be understood. The beginning was difficult because of the language and culture differences. His boyfriend's crazy Italian friends became Loid's friends and that made Loid feel less crazy.



Loid needed a job that could be done from anywhere in the world. He taught himself Web Design over a few months. After only 3 low paying temp Web Design jobs he landed his dream job. Working for the wife of Albert Einstein, Loid's light speed journey though Space and Time had begun.

The Italian experience lasted almost 10 years.



Italy

2000 - 2005

Siena, Italy by Loid Larson

Storm over Piazza del Campo

Siena, Italy

Tuscany

Siena, Italy

Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena

Siena, Italy

San Gimignano

Siena, Italy

A House in San Gimignano

Siena, Italy
Roman Forum, Italy by Loid Larson

The Forum with The Colosseum in the distance

Rome, Italy

The Pantheon

Rome, Italy

The Oculus and the ceiling of The Pantheon

Rome, Italy

Piazza del Pololo with the Obelisk between the Twin Mirrored Churches

Rome, Italy

The smog dirtied Colosseum

Rome, Italy
Vatican, Italy by Loid Larson
Disneyland For CatholicsVatican City, Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy by Loid Larson

Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria)

Rome, Italy

Sunset and a Gondola

Venice, Italy

From the Rialto Bridge

Venice, Italy
Bridge of Sighs, Venice Italy by Loid Larson

The Bridge of Sighs

Venice, Italy
Mount Vesuvius, Napels Italy by Loid Larson

Mount Vesuvius

Napels, Italy

Ladies Shopping

Napels, Italy

Clotheslines

Napels, Italy

Technological Graffiti

Napels, Italy

Black Cross in an Underground Church

Napels, Italy

Back Alley at Night

Napels, Italy
Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson
Giovanni Casadei in Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson
Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson
Frank & Sarah's House, Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson

"Loid, love doesn't exist. Love isn't real. Love is just the nice way to describe how people use each other to get what they want."


Said to Loid by his Italian boyfriend while walking on the beach in Italy2005
Circola della Domenica with Loid Larson, Giovanni Casadei, Jacob Bear & Cristina

Circola della Domenica


USA

2001 - 2005

Los Angeles, California USA

Los Angeles, California USA

The American Dream with Giovanni Casadei by Loid Larson

The American Dream, Hollywood CA 2002

Giovanni Casadei in America, Halloween

Halloween in Hollywood CA

Giovanni Casadei in America, Halloween

An Italian in Drag and the American Flag. Halloween in West Hollywood CA

Giovanni Casadei & Loid Larson

Sunset at Grand Canyon, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona USA

Sedona, Arizona

Giovanni Casadei & Loid Larson in the Redwoods near Santa Cruz, California

Redwoods near Santa Cruz, California

Train bridge near Santa Cruz, California

Train bridge near Santa Cruz, California

New Orleans, Louisianan

New Orleans, Louisianan

New Orleans, Louisianan

Horse and Carriage, New Orleans, Louisianan

Anne Rice's house in New Orleans, Louisianan

Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan

Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan

Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan

Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan


is the theory that all of reality, including the Earth and the universe could be in fact an artificial simulation — for example by quantum computer simulation — indistinguishable from “true” reality. It could contain conscious minds which may or may not be fully aware that they are living inside a simulation. This is a proposed technology so advanced that it would seem realistic enough to convince its inhabitants the simulation was real.


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