Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum, finally! Had to backtrack down the hill and around to get to the real entrance, then wait in the hot sun for about 25 minutes to get to one of two (count them, 2) ticket windows. Must be the Roman way of limiting the number of visitors... Anyway, what can I say about the Roman Forum, Rome’s political, commercial and religious heart, that you don’t already know? Probably nothing, so I’ll just show you a few of my photos:

 The Arch of Titus:
 The Arch of Septimus Severus:

 The Basilica Aemilia and detail:

 The Basilica Maxentius and Constantine:
 The Palace of Caligula:
The Curia, the building in which the Roman Senate met:

Curia doors:

The modern-day St. Francesca Romana:

The Temple of Antoninus Pius and Faustina:

Remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux:

Remains of the Temple of Vesta:

Templo Romolo, on top of which is built a modern-day church:

Interior wall decoration:

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