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Friday, May 25 - Ancient Rome

Because we (and most folks checking this blog) read passages in the Bible, you can understand our excitement in seeing some of the ancient sites in Rome.  On Friday, we went to the Colosseum, the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Pantheon, and a number of other sites along the walk that led from one major stop to another.  Below is one of our first views of the Colosseum.

 An inside view.

An inside view.

 The Arch of Constantine (below) is just outside of the Colosseum.  It was built in 315 A.D.

The Arch of Constantine (below) is just outside of the Colosseum.  It was built in 315 A.D.

 Part of the Roman Forum, up the hill from the Colosseum.

Part of the Roman Forum, up the hill from the Colosseum.

 Another view in the Roman Forum.

Another view in the Roman Forum.

  Our tour group descended on this small gelato shop after we had toured the Colosseum and walked through the Roman Forum.  It was a welcome treat.  These two men worked hard to get 30 orders for gelato filled very quickly.  

Our tour group descended on this small gelato shop after we had toured the Colosseum and walked through the Roman Forum.  It was a welcome treat.  These two men worked hard to get 30 orders for gelato filled very quickly. 

 This was one of the neatest and prettiest of the buildings we have toured - the Pantheon in Rome.

This was one of the neatest and prettiest of the buildings we have toured - the Pantheon in Rome.

 Janice with her pals Patti and Eileen.  We've had such a great time with the other folks on the tour, just really great people to be getting to know.

Janice with her pals Patti and Eileen.  We've had such a great time with the other folks on the tour, just really great people to be getting to know.

 The view from our hotel room in Rome was not quite as picturesque as it has been in other cities.  But it was interesting to see the clotheslines on the lower roofs and outside of high windows.  There were also small flocks of birds which would fly circles around in the space between the buildings.

The view from our hotel room in Rome was not quite as picturesque as it has been in other cities.  But it was interesting to see the clotheslines on the lower roofs and outside of high windows.  There were also small flocks of birds which would fly circles around in the space between the buildings.

 We had another great Italian dinner, this time at the Ristorante Terme Di Diocleziano just down the street from our hotel.  The food was really good - Janice had the fettuccine with meat sauce and I had linguine al pesto.  These three men were some of the waiters we had - very nice guys.  Seems that many of our evening meals are ending at 9PM or later.  Time to call it a day.

We had another great Italian dinner, this time at the Ristorante Terme Di Diocleziano just down the street from our hotel.  The food was really good - Janice had the fettuccine with meat sauce and I had linguine al pesto.  These three men were some of the waiters we had - very nice guys.  Seems that many of our evening meals are ending at 9PM or later.  Time to call it a day.

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