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 he built over a waterfall and he was living in Rome, Italy.

On a cold night in December, after a few months living in Rome, he found himself at the capital in a ancient Roman cruising park littered with 2000 year old marble columns. That night Loid met an Italian guy that would become his boyfriend for the next decade.


The boyfriend from Italy

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. Always 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 remotely for the wife of Albert Einstein, at her company LIGHTRAY, Loid's light speed journey though space and time had began to accelerate. Traveling at such incredible speed his life suffered the consequences of a "Special" Theory of Relativity that revealed to him the relativity of ALL things in this world. Time spent in foreign lands forced him to confront, adjust and accept various contradictory social operating systems. The side effects of this light speed journey made him question reality and all he grew up believing and all that he took for granted about this world.

The Italian experience lasted 10 years.



Italy

2000 - 2005

Siena, Italy by Loid Larson

Storm over Piazza del Campo

Siena, Italy
2002

Tuscany

Siena, Italy 2002

Siena Cathedral (Duomo di Siena

Siena, Italy 2002

province of Siena, Tuscany, north-central Italy.
2003

Siena, Italy 2003

Siena, Italy 2003
Roman Forum, Italy by Loid Larson

The Forum with The Colosseum in the distance

Rome, Italy
2004

The Pantheon

Rome, Italy 2004

The Oculus and the ceiling of The Pantheon

Rome, Italy 2004

Piazza del Pololo with Obelisk between the Twin Mirrored Churches

Rome, Italy2004

The smog dirtied Colosseum

Rome, Italy
2004
Vatican, Italy by Loid Larson

Inside St. Peter's Cathedral

Vatican City, Italy
2004
Rome, Italy by Loid Larson

Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria)

Rome, Italy
2004

Sunset and a Gondola

Venice, Italy
2004

View from the Rialto Bridge

Venice, Italy
2004
Bridge of Sighs, Venice Italy by Loid Larson

Venice, Italy
2004
Mount Vesuvius, Napels Italy by Loid Larson

Mount Vesuvius

Napels, Italy
2004

Ladies Shopping

Napels, Italy
2004

Clotheslines

Napels, Italy
2004

Napels, Italy
2004

Technological Graffiti

Napels, Italy
2004

Black Cross in an Underground Church

Napels, Italy
2004

Alley at Night

Napels, Italy
2004

Veiled Marble Statue

Naples, Italy
2004
Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson

The Pozzo di S. Patrizio, a well built for the Popes

Orvieto, Italy
2005
Giovanni Casadei in Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson

Orvieto, Italy 2005
Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson

The medieval hill town of Orvieto

Orvieto, Italy 2005
Frank & Sarah's House, Orvieto, Italy by Loid Larson

Frank and Sarah's house

Orvieto, Italy
2005

The City of Verona

Italy
2005

Love notes near Juliet's balcony

Verona, Italy 2005

Juliet's balcony

Verona, Italy 2005

Roman Amphitheater

Verona, Italy
2005

Medieval Hill Top Town of San Marino Which is a Separate Country inside of Italy

San Marino
2005

The garage turned into a studio was our home those first years

Riccione, Italy 2004

2000 year old Roman Tiberius Bridge

Rimini, Italy 2004

Open Field Near the Beach of Lido di Classe

Ravenna Italy
2005

"Don't be naive Loid. Love isn't real. Love doesn't exist. Love is just the nice way to describe how people use each other to get what they want. When you're not getting what you want you simply move on to someone else."


Said to Loid by his Italian boyfriend while walking on the beach in Italy2005

Abandoned Hotel on the Beach

Riccione, Italy2005
Circola della Domenica with Loid Larson, Giovanni Casadei, Jacob Bear & Cristina

La Circola della Domenica (The Sunday Circle)

Riccione, Italy
2005


USA

2002 - 2005

Los Angeles, California USA

Downtown from the top of Runyon Canyon

Los Angeles, California USA2002
The American Dream with Giovanni Casadei by Loid Larson

The American Dream

West Hollywood, California USA
2002
Giovanni Casadei in America, Halloween

Halloween

West Hollywood CA 2002
Giovanni Casadei in America, Halloween

An Italian in Drag and the American Flag. Halloween

West Hollywood CA 2002
Giovanni Casadei & Loid Larson

Sunset at the Grand Canyon

Arizona
2002
Sedona, Arizona USA

Sedona, Arizona

2002
Giovanni Casadei & Loid Larson in the Redwoods near Santa Cruz, California

Redwoods

Santa Cruz, CA
2004
Train bridge near Santa Cruz, California

Train bridge

Santa Cruz, CA
2004
New Orleans, Louisianan

New Orleans

Louisiana
2005
New Orleans, Louisianan

Horse and Carriage

New Orleans, Louisiana
2005

Anne Rice's House

New Orleans, Louisiana
2005
Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan

Plantation

near New Orleans, Louisiana
2005
Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantation near New Orleans, Louisianan

Girl in a Green Dress at a Plantation

near New Orleans, Louisiana
2005

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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