The LAST photo of the Colosseum (I promise).
Thanks to all of you who have left nice comments thus far in my vacation series. Yes, the weather was wonderful. In fact, Europe was having a bit of a heat wave. The average temp. for Rome in October is 71, according to most of the guide books, but we topped out at 80-83 the whole time we were there.
The temperature ranges for the trip were supposed to be 45-71. That covered all the places were were going, so we packed heavy jackets, scarves and gloves, along with silk long underwear and camisoles. It turned out to be just so much junk we carted everywhere, as none of it was needed until the last day in Paris, which was in the low 50's to start out. I had no short sleeve shirts either, so folding up the sleeves and pushing them up all day was how I spent my time. That, and making sure my Passport was still safe in my neck pouch, and dispensing gum to mr. kenju and miss kenju (our daughter).
Second photo: the doors of a temple, which is shown below. I wrote down that it was the Temple of Castor, but now I am not sure if this is it - or if the one below is (the one with only three columns standing). You cannot tell it from this photo, but the doors were at least 10' tall, maybe more.
I was fascinated by the remaining bits of the temple in the last photo, for some reason. Above it, on the right side of the photo, is the Palatine Hill, where the emperors lived and all the wildest parties took place. We didn't go up there, but I hope to get back to it someday.
Part of the reason I am confused about some of my photos is that when I loaded them into Picasa, they didn't remain in the same order as when I took them. I wish that hadn't happened! So, even though I took notes about what we had seen, I am unsure of some of them.
Before long, I will take the cards to the photo shop and have the photos printed, and if they come out in the proper order, maybe I can make adjustments to the posts then. But if you have been there, and you know that I have named something wrongly, please tell me so I can make corrections.