|A shot from down the street. This street is filled with people (blocking traffic :) taking photos. |
Yes! It's worth risking life and limb to get a good shot, lol.
|Even in ruins, it's beautiful.|
|The ruins inside. Imagine the floor finished (the ruins underneath held the mechanisms to transport |
animals and items of torture to the arena) and the sides filled with seats.
|A window view :)|
|...someone carved this gladiator, by hand, thousands of years ago! Amazing to contemplate!!|
|Walking the halls. (These probably held the Roman equivalent of beer and nachos :)|
|Gotta love a good art shot. :)|
|A view from the Colosseum.|
|A beautiful area, full of mystery!|
|Wow! So cool.|
|Adorable little grotto and very welcome relief from the scalding heat!|
|The Pantheon - Unfortunately, setting out early means some things aren't open yet. :( |
It's pretty amazing on the outside anyway!
|The Spanish Steps - I love the Spanish Steps when they are filled with people sitting, drinking, talking, and just being "Roman" :)|
|Via Condotti - Rome's "Rodeo Drive"|
|The Trevi Fountain - Just stunning to look at! It was a treat to see it early in the morning w/o|
a huge crowd milling around.
|Neptune, two tritons with "sea horses", one struggling and one calm, representing|
the two moods of the sea.
|Area Sacra dell' Argentina. This is where Caesar was murdered (just off to the left, the Curia of Pompey)|
Pretty amazing to contemplate!
|Looking onto the ruins of The Roman Forum from the Capitolini Museum.|
|The Roman Forum ruins... I could look forever!|
|Another shot of The Roman Forum ruins, it's really just gorgeous!|
|Entering Vatican City - or actually state :)|
|tee-hee-hee... the Vatican guards! Why the funny outfits???|
|AWEsome capture! A priest entering the gates... I didn't know they were saluted! :)|
|Entering the museum complex|
|The buildings are stuffed with sculptures and statues... and tourists!|
|Almost every wall, and ceiling, is covered in artwork! Really a site to see!!|
|Some pretty cool modern art within the museums.|
|Some "very" old rings in bronze and gold.|
|Plaza and artists at twilight.|
|...at night with a full moon!|
|Ruins are scattered throughout the city! I love seeing the contrast of|
the ancient and the new(ish) :)
|You can get confused as to which century you are in! lol.|
|Angel on Ponte Sant' Angelo|
|Everything is cute!|
|Gorgeous! I'd live here in a second!|
|Even Rome's Street vendors are cool. The Live sculpture artists are incredible! |
Several we saw truly looked like real statues! They do NOT skimp on design, lol.
(of course there were also the cheesy Egyptian mummy's and such :P lol)
|An adorable little alleyway!|
|The Tevere River|
|I swear they planted these type of trees in Rome specifically so you could see all the amazing|
sites easily and still have shade, lol. --aren't they gorgeous?!
|Everything is HUGE!|
|Did you know there's a pyramid in Rome? |
Older than most of the Roman ruins? Built as a tomb for a Roman magistrate in 12 BC!
|Neither gowns, nor stiletto's, nor business suits can stop the Roman scooter-fetish! ;)|
|Set up along the inner wall of the River! Actually a pretty cool spot, especially at night.|
|One of the "cooler" hooka bars.|
|Some of the "artist" tents|