Saturday, October 21, 2006

Part 2 - Planes, Trains, etc.


All these photos were taken on the grounds of the Colosseum.
The first photo is the Arch of Constantine.



The trees in the last photo, both the narrow, skinny ones (I think they are cedars) and the very tall, very sculptural ones, which are pine of some sort, are found all over Rome. I was fascinated by the taller ones; although this photo does not show it well, these trees formed lovely patterns against the sky and buildings.



The Colosseum was started in AD 72, and it held 55,000 people. During the Middle Ages, the stones were plundered for other buildings, hence the missing sections.
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19 comments:

Paul said...

Glad you're home safe and sound. Glad you had such a great trip.

Nikki-ann said...

Looks great there :) I hope you had a great time. Take care and enjoy the weekend!

Here from Michele's :)

moon said...

I am loving the photos, can't wait for more...what an awesome trip!...Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What an exciting adventure. Thank you for sharing!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy you are so awesome sharing these pics!

Also, you are the only person I know other than me that takes notes on vacation.

srp said...

Blogger is finally back. We were only in Rome for a couple of days but this was one of my favorite spots, along with the Sistine Chapel. I wish I could get to my pictures in storage.

utenzi said...

One of the most amazing things to me was how much work they did underground, Judy. They had the catacombs and tunnel systems under the city in general and colliseum in particular along with elevator type platforms for moving animals and equipment. Amazing when you consider the tools they had to work with.

Michele sent me over to visit.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos Judy, sounds like a great trip.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very beautiful photis....It looks like it was not terribly sunny...though everything is quite clear...and very very beautiful...

I was trying to get on here but blogger was impossible earlier today....Then I was off the Net for many hours and when I tred again it was STILL impossible. Grrr.
BUT, so happy I got on now and got to see both these posts, Judy! I look forward to more, more, more! (lol)

mar said...

I could have spent hours here too, looking at every little stone!It seems you had wonderful, pleasant weather to walk around, Judy. What a wonderful trip!

Claude said...

Great photos! Now you make me want to go to Rome!

Anonymous said...

Ahh, it makes me wish I could go back to Rome!

Michele sent me.

PI said...

Welcome back Judy. I enjoyed the photos - looks like the weather was kind especially for sight seeing . I roasted in June - many years ago. Hope the Italian men behaved themselves:)

Jay said...

These pictures are just wonderful!

panthergirl said...

I am fascinated by the Colosseum because I did a lot of research about the gladiators for my friend Joy's book, "Oh Yikes!". It's imcredible what went on there.

The trees are awesome!

ET said...

I am enjoying your photographs.
You know, you are a very good photographer.

Anonymous said...

Great photo's trust you had "the greatest time."
Cheers Margaret

Seamus said...

Italy, and especially Rome, is very high on our "to travel to" list. I'm so envious!

Greg Finnegan said...

Really great pictures, Judy!

Here's a good reference on the pine trees: http://www.romeartlover.it/Respighi.html