Saturday, November 17, 2007

The City Where Giants Roamed

Rome... It's an aboslutely incredible place. The scale of the city is beyond words, there you are walking down a narrow and dark street wondering what is that pretty church that is coming into view, when all of a sudden you are the end of that street and that Rome comes in full view with giangantic buildings of huge proportions. In the photos below I'll try and represnet that grandeur to you, use your imagination, and remember that most of this city was build 2000 years ago.

Bellissima! The Trevi Fountain
A Detail of the Arch of Optimus Severus (3rd century AD)
Posing in front of the Colosseum, built in 8 years with 40,000 slaves in 3rd Century AD
I liked the remains of this bridge built in 3rd Century BC!
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7 comments:

I.A.M.L. said...

How gorgeous! Absolutley breath taking.

I.A.M.L. said...

By the way, congrats on your promotion!! I just read about it.

Very fancy indeed :-)

tweetey30 said...

Beautiful Helene. I am so jealous. I got some numbers to work with for Passports in the next couple of years when we can afford them. Look out I am coming to visit when I get them. LOL..

Dan said...

Isn't Rome wonderful? This brought back some nice memories. Thanks for that!

Jay said...

Soooo lovely, thanks for sharing, it's probably the closest I'll get to it any time soon.

Hammer said...

thanks for the pics. Very nice!

The Zombieslayer said...

Love those pictures, especially the second one. I love grotesques in architecture. I don't know if it's technically called a grotesque, but it's the same concept.

Looks like you had a good time. :)