We had the good fortune to wake up to this view every morning during our stay in Rome. In the foreground is the old city wall and the white structure to the right of the intersection is the entrance to the Villa Borghese Gardens and Museum.
This young lady had been cleaning outside her store in Rome and rearranging the posters on the wall. She had stepped back to admire her work.
I was on an early morning walk to the Jewish Quarter and passed by this apartment for rent. Amazing to me to have these majestic columns still standing out front.
Throughout the Vatican Museum there are areas where the floors are from ancient Roman mosaics created with thousands of small pieces. Many are roped off and with no flash allowed indoors, natural light made for some interesting photos.
We all know what the Nazis did to the Jews during WW II but I was not aware that it happened in Rome as well. The plaque in the upper right is a reminder that on October 16,1943, the Nazis brought trucks to this spot in the Jewish Quarter and rounded up thousands for deportation to Auschwitz.
To paraphrase Yogi Berra it’s so crowded at the Spanish Steps no one goes there anymore.
The day we were at the Colosseum there were thousands of visitors even on a Wed in March. I was naively thinking there wouldn’t be many people and I would be able to get some shots without anyone in them. No way but there was a mound of rubble which I used in this photo. Just below the rubble were those thousands of people.
I had no idea how big it is. It’s the largest amphitheater in the world and was built in just 8 years, 71AD to 80AD. A remarkable place