Rome, February 25-26, 2008

Walking through the Parco Traiano, adjacent to the Colosseum

After a while, ruined red walls start to look as natural as grass and trees.

Approaching the Colosseum

Seats


The half-stage here is reconstructed, obviously.

Looking out of the Colosseum

The Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Titus

Arch of Titus interior, showing Jews paraded through Rome with objects from the Temple, following their unsuccessful revolt

Looking good

Somewhat intact

What was that?

The Forum

Kosher restaurant and Judaica shop in the former Jewish ghetto

 

Rome's Great Synagogue, the Tempio Maggiore

Inscription from Isaiah on a church facing the ghetto, interpreted by the Christians as referring to God's anger towards the Jews

Looking south on the Tiber River. In the center is the small Tiber Island; the large domed building on the left is the synagogue;
on the right the Ponte Cestio leads to the Trastevere ('across Tiber') neighborhood.

Empty bottles and soccerballs trapped by the currents against a small waterfall

Ruins right in the middle of the city, surrounded by modern buildings

Propaganda Street.

Near the Piazza di Spagna

The Spanish Stairs

Rome's Aurelian Wall, completed in 275 CE

A park

A variety of bicycles for rent there

A view over the city

A lavatorial test of intuition and character. How do you turn the $@%! water on? Oh, there's a pedal at the bottom.

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