Characters & Locations
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.
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 3 short 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 lasted10 years.
2000 - 2005
Storm over Piazza del CampoSiena, Italy
Siena Cathedral (Duomo di SienaSiena, Italy
The Forum with The Colosseum in the distanceRome, Italy
The PantheonRome, Italy
The Oculus and the ceiling of The PantheonRome, Italy
The smog dirtied ColosseumRome, Italy
Sunset and a GondolaVenice, Italy
Mount VesuviusNapels, Italy
Ladies ShoppingNapels, Italy
Technological GraffitiNapels, Italy
Black Cross in an Underground ChurchNapels, Italy
Back Alley at NightNapels, Italy
"Loid, don't be naive. 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
2001 - 2005
Los Angeles, California USA
The American Dream, Hollywood CA 2002
Halloween in Hollywood CA
An Italian in Drag and the American Flag. Halloween in West Hollywood CA
Sunset at Grand Canyon, Arizona
Redwoods near Santa Cruz, California
Train bridge near Santa Cruz, California
New Orleans, Louisianan
Horse and Carriage, New Orleans, Louisianan
Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan
Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan