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Posted by: yoyo52

Back home - 07/29/13 06:40 AM

A great visit to Rome--although I discovered that I hate being a tourist. I'll have to see if I can find a way to work a bit when I visit another country so my full time employment isn't just sightseeing. But here are some pics.



These are the steps designed by Michelangelo, leading up to the Capitoline Hill.



This is a view across the Tiber to St. Peter's Basilica.



This is a view of the Forum.



This is the bronze of the athlete removing a splinter, in the Capitoline Museum.



This is Michelangelo's sculpture of Moses, located in S. Petro in Vinculi.



This is a more or less random view of one angle on the Roman skyline, taken from the top of the hill where the Borghese gardens are located. We stayed not far from there.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 08:49 AM

Great photos, looks like you had a good time
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 09:03 AM

Welcome home
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 09:22 AM

Great pics, thanks!

You could bring a book or something.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 09:48 AM

I've got a billion more pics!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 11:31 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
A great visit to Rome--although I discovered that I hate being a tourist. I'll have to see if I can find a way to work a bit when I visit another country so my full time employment isn't just sightseeing.
You lost me there, but I am easily amused. grin
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 12:13 PM


WELCOME HOME, MATE!

Came across the DECOMPOSITION
of "Leaving On A Jet Plane" in time
to commemorate your return flight



Posted by: MrB

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 06:02 PM

Love the images. Glad you had a great time.

Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: Back home - 07/29/13 07:33 PM

Welcome Back from Elysian fields !

Man if it weren't for that domed building, the forum would resemble downtown Detroit !! wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Back home - 07/30/13 07:16 AM

Of all the places we visited in Rome, this is my favorite.



It's the church of St. Clement, not far from St. John Lateran, a much more famous, much bigger church. St. Clement is really four sites in one. Right at the bottom, in the spookiest place I've ever been, is a 2nd century BCE Mithraeum, where worship of the sun-god Mithras took place. On top of that is an early Christian church, from around the 5th century CE. Then there's a medieval church on top of that, from around the 12th century, and then a Renaissance facade on top of that. There's no photography allowed inside the church, unfortunately. You go down and down and down, and it gets darker and damper and scarier. Very neat.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Back home - 07/30/13 08:07 AM


As one faith inevitably supersedes the last
one's left to speculate upon the next layer.

Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Back home - 07/30/13 08:49 AM

Welcome home! It's good to know that commiesocialistpinkos are still able to re-enter the country. wink
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Back home - 07/30/13 09:39 AM

Nip and tuck!