Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rome day 1 part 2

We wandered around on the first day and happened upon the ruins of The Forum. Almost immediately thereafter it rained like hell and we all got soaked.

The sun triumphed over the rain clouds. According to a taxi driver, Rome was being hit by a "tropical tempest" just prior to, and during the beginning of our stay.

Ruins of The Forum. I must admit, I am not a scholar on Roman history and I only briefly glanced at my "Rome" guide book. So I'm not sure what this was. The only "Forum" I'm familiar is The Forum Shops in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

Colisseum right after the rain storm and the sun came out.

Rainbow over the Forum ruins. I've seen several rainbows in Ireland on this trip, but the first one I caught on camera was in Rome. In Ireland there is a leprechaun and a pot of gold at the end of each Italy, there is a guy named Mario with a free pizza.

outside the ruins of the Forum

yours truly


Constantine's Arch

Colisseum again

Yum. Gelato. I had pistachio.

And Oreo.


Anonymous said...

Awesome pics for the next iteration of the Chapman gift calender pal.

Unknown said...

Great pictures! I especially love the Trajans column one. I need to get some of those from you!

Miss you, as always.