Sunday, July 11, 2010

Roman Forum!

Whew!  This weekend, I went and saw the Roman Forum, the Palentine Hill and the Colosseum, so this is the first post of three.  The three things are included on one ticket which is supposed to cost you 12 euro.  Then, I rented an audioguide for 6 more euro, but since I didn't have exact change, I ended up paying 20 euro total, but it was worth it to see all three!

So, the day started out at the Roman Forum:


The Arch of Severus:

The Curia (or senate building):

There was a relief sculpture of the Sabine women (what Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is based on. . . you know:  "Tell ya 'bout them sobbin' women, who live in the Roman days. . . "!!!)  Anyway, it was exciting for me : )

The Temple of Saturn:

Temple of Divus Julius, with an altar placed on the spot where Julius Ceasar's body was burned.

Temple of Vesta, the goddes of the home, I think.  Only women were ever allowed in, and the temple keepers house was next door, too (they were only women also):

Temple of Castor and Pollux:

Temple of Antoninus and Faustina:

Temple of Romulus:

Basilica of Maxentius:

Arch of Titus:

Stay tuned for the Palentine Hill!

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