Wednesday, February 24, 2016

December 29 at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum!

 We walked everywhere!  I had been referring a lot to Rick Steve's guidebook.  He recommended buying the Roma Pass which gives discounts on some of the sites, and free rides on the public transport.  Well, we never rode the public transport, so I'm so glad I didn't buy the Roma Pass!  I LOVE walking the streets...seeing the everyday people of Rome and how they live.  We got to the's amazing!
 This arch was leading into the Roman Forum...which is right next to the Colosseum.
 Inside the Colosseum, you can see what WAS beneath the floor.  This area is where they kept the animals and prisoners...
 You need to remember, this was built in 79 AD...yep, that's correct, 79 AD.

 The Colosseum is amazing to me!
To think how long it's been standing...
how well it was built to still be standing...

If I remember correctly, this would seat 50,000 people.  Imagine that many people sitting in here screaming and cheering for the prisoners/beasts who fought here!

 My baby girl was a little chilly...
she was warm against this brick with the sun shining on her!

 There is definite renovation going on..
which I personally don't like!

 This is looking down into the area that was under the floor.  The floor is now non-existant..

 The perfect arches, the alignment of the openings...
and it was built in 79 AD?

 Good example of the renovations...I don't like it~

 See this white flooring?  That's been added since last time I was here.  You can go down there IF you have a paid guide. 


 A possible painting??

 After the Colosseum, we started looking for some was a late lunch.  We found this pub that was empty, but so good!  This tree was hanging upside down inside!

 Leaving the pub, we had to walk back by the Colosseum.  Look at this renovation!  UCK!

 This was in the Roman Forum...
the Roman ruins...

 Looking back at the Colosseum...

 Vestal Virgins temple...or the ruins of it!

 Flowers on Julius Cesear's grave!  Some say he was cremated, but this was also the site of the Temple of Casear.

 Statue of Romulus and Remus
According to Roman Mythology, these twin brothers were the founders of Rome!

Oh my gosh, Joshua is so much fun to travel with!

At the end of the day....
lots of gelatto!

What a great day this was!

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