Rome - February, 2001
What can I say about Rome that has not been said many times over. It is
such a city. And no trip to Rome is complete without a stop here, at St.
Peter's. The moon and Jupiter were bright that night. As you know,
there is no parking here and I was dropped off (almost thrown out of a moving
car) to grab this photo while the car circled back around to pick me up before
the Police ran us off, or worse.
Inside is a breathtaking view. The artwork within these walls is truly incredible.
Another "must see" is the Trevi Fountain. I hear that summertime
can make this place an interesting spectacle. The waters looked clean and
cool. The next time we go there we will throw our coins in.
I am not sure where the "Turtle Fountain" is located. But our
guides had to show it to us. We were walking very fast that evening.
The "Spanish Steps". What a place and vantage point to look over
the city. At night the place takes on a new dimension. The place is
a gathering spot for many sorts of night people.
This is looking back up the Spanish Steps. Interesting people abound.
The "Smart Car" is a very smart way to get around the city. You
can just about park it in your pocket.
There are many places within Rome that contain ruins from the past. In the
US, these areas would have been cleared and strip malls built. Notice in
the background how the very old and the nearly old join together.
The Coliseum was being renovated while we were there. I look forward to
seeing the results. For a place that held death as a spectacle, it was an
achievement of architecture.
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