The Roman Forum

Our trip to Rome was full of important places to visit and in just a few days we did our best to cover them all.  We had several places in mind and my husband's favorite was the Roman Forum.  


Once the center of ancient Roman markets, government buildings, trials, and gladiator matches, now full of ruins and many items in incredible states of preservation. 

  No doubt this relic of a road was witness to many processions.  


We spent several hours wandering the grounds and looking through ancient ruins.  


It is very surreal to think you are walking in a place where so much history took place.  




Preservation is key here and bits of mosaics and frescoes are all around, 



as are statues.  



The attention to detail in the art is amazing.  



Much is still being discovered through archaeological work.  This crew was working on a floor while we were there.  



While in Rome we also visited the Coliseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, and many churches.  

More photos to come.....




Comments

  1. ...the remnants of an ancient civilization. Beautiful.

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  2. WOW! I would love to see that history. Your shot of the old road is awesome.

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  3. Wowsers.. what a place. I'm happy for you that you got to see it in person. We love watching history shows of that area. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. very interesting and I love the angle you shot that old road

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  5. Rome is my favorite city! So much history and beautiful views, everywhere...
    Love from Titti

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  6. Hello, what a lovely and historical place to visit. I enjoyed the photos. Have a happy day!

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  7. Amazing shots.
    Love that weathered road.
    More, please . . .

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  8. Surreal indeed to witness years upon years of Roman history.
    And the preservation happening as well . . .
    The worn slate, stone road certainly gives witness . . .
    Difficult to imagine how things were built
    with such massive structure and artistic touch.
    America is so very young . . .

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  9. Surreal indeed to witness years upon years of Roman history.
    And the preservation happening as well . . .
    The worn slate, stone road certainly gives witness . . .
    Difficult to imagine how things were built
    with such massive structure and artistic touch.
    America is so very young . . .

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  10. Wow! I've never seen pics like this of the forum. Fabulous, Michelle.

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  11. Love the photos. That distinctively shaped tree is a Stone pine. Flying into Rome I noticed that odd parasol shape all over the many hills of the city and had to know what the heck they were. Uhm, now you know?

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