Friday, November 4, 2016

Resplendently remarkable ramshackle Roman things.

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



5 comments:

  1. Marvelous ruins and ancient architecture. I'd love to see it all for myself.

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    1. It's like nothing I've ever seen before. I do hope you go there someday.

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  2. Beautiful photos of the ruins. The scenery is awesome!

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  3. This is so majestic. Doesn't it take your breath away to realize you are walking on the very spots where so much history happened? I am in awe of the age of Europe (and don't even think about Asia that is even older!). I feel so for the Italians in the earthquake areas. Breaks my heart.

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  4. How amazing to see this. It always strikes me how this architecture survives, even in its ruined state. Thanks for sharing this x

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