Monday, May 11, 2009

Rick's Roadshow: Italy, Day 5- Rome

Happy Monday! It's time to resume another edition of Rick's Roadshow. As you know I have been in Italy the past few days. I'm finished with my work business and have the next few days to relax and enjoy Rome as personal time off work. We spent the day visiting some of the sites we had seen last October, but wanted to spend more time. Here are a few photos from yesterday in and around Rome. We started at the Colosseum, then moved onto the Forum. Both are truly amazing sights to see. Walking through, I could almost sense the history from nearly 2,000 years. While at the Forum, I refilled my water bottle with Roman water, flowing from the ancient aqueducts that still flows today. The water was sweet, and quite refreshing. I found myself wondering what life was like back in the year 70 A.D. My mind wandered as I got lost in a day dream. .
above: a closer look at that arch...
above: The Colosseum

above: I took this photo from within the Colosseum
above: Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux
above: the combination of styles and design structures were a true marvel, even it to this day.

above: Emperor Julius Caesar

above: me hamming it up in front a few statue heads.

above: statue of Julia, daughter of Titus

above: a few more...

above: Monument the first King of Italy, amazing monument, huh?

above: a lovely water fountain next to the tomb of the unknown soldier

above: a lion in front of the tomb of the unknown soldier
above: earlier in the day, standing next to the Eurotrain Trenitalia

above: Teatro Dell' Opera

above: I saw this fresh fruit stand and thought it was so colorful and refreshing... Thanks for stopping by today, more to come from Rick's Roadshow: Rome tomorrow!
-Signore Ricardo Rockhill


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

isn't it an amazing place? in 2006 what struck me the most though was all the graffiti that no one seemed to notice or mind! i took so many photos of it. has that been cleaned up?

smiles, bee

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh, another thing i remember vividly was the sound of the car horns. at night you could almost tell what they were saying...

Jeni said...

I love when you take me on a tour of these fantastic places! I may see the world yet -if only in pictures -but at least kind of feel like I've been there anyway then. Thanks for the opportunity.

kenju said...

I want to go back there so badly!!

Seamus said...

Wonderful photo tour Rick!

lime said...

i think the ancient history is what would impress me the most. thanks for sharing this :)


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