|Stolen off a Roman soldier|
I felt a true historian in me at the Colosseum. I actually felt emotional about standing in this great historical site, built and used so long ago... I bought a cool guidebook showing differences between the Roman Colosseum (then called the Flavinian Amphitheatre, or something like that) and today. There was loads of info on boards in the inside bit, a nice cool welcome whenever you got tired of the heat outside. Like a map of the Roman empire and its major cities that still exist now. Etc etc, so cool.
|Colosseum from the ruins|
|There were also random bits of "modern art"|
|View over to the other side|
After the ruins we found the next place the guy at the hostel had circled on our map - some massive war victory, er, building. Building is not the right word since it's so much more than that but I honestly don't know what it is. IMPRESSIVE tho.
|Altare della Patria (thanks google)|
|For a change, CC was dressed inappropriately for the Pantheon|
|Me with my Italian guy|
This was quite a quick summary of what we did in Rome, since I am quite late in writing these entries. It was cool, and everything I expected. I loved the fact there were loads of old cool buildings, and I think of it as a more liveable city than, for example, Paris, which I love but not to live in...