So far we've covered a bit of Renaissance Rome, Mid-Classical Rome and Retro Rome.
How about some ancient Rome?
Or to try to keep with my R alliteration, Really Ruined Reign Rome.
Or perhaps Roman era Rome?
Hmmm ok - here are some pictures of absurdly old things.
One of our wanderings took us around the Roman Forum, We didn't pay to go in and wander (I think I need another word for walking - "wander" has been a bit overused. Amble? Ok Amble) err amble about these magnificent structures in graceful states of destruction (Like that? Great use of adjectives there Debs - um where was I?) as there was no shade amongst the ruins, it was a meltingly hot day, and the view was just as good from around the edge where there was some shade.
Now for a bit of history.
The Roman forum is what's left of the buildings of the Roman public plaza that was used from about 8th Century BC to 600 AD - that's about 1400 years folks. It served as an area for commercial, religious, political, legal and social activities.
You can find a list of the monuments in the Roman Forum here.
|You can see a line of tourists up the top who were doing the same thing we were.|
I would have liked to actually amble about the ruins but it was really that impossibly hot.
Next time we will go in cooler weather.
|Just a nice view from the top of somewhere - nothing to do with ruins.|
Oh and we did happen to pass this place on our travels
but as I'm sure it's not familiar to any of you I shan't mention it.
Roman Forum - July 2015