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Dani Leigh 

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Aug 8, 2012

Ok – last post on Italy. I saved Rome for last mostly because it was totally my least favorite. It was like a big LA with 2,000 year old buildings there. And I was cranky and hot and there is no air conditioning anywhere as I already mentioned so with all those factors combined – Rome was my least fav. But it was pretty awesome to ride through the town and see modern buildings and then all of the sudden go down a hill and there is the Colosseum just right there, with a gelato place right across the street. The Colosseum was finished in 80 AD so it is legit 2,000 years old. To the people of Rome at the time this structure was built, it was known as the Flavian Amphitheater. It was super interesting to picture how this must have looked years ago – gleaming white marble slabs for seats, wooden floor covered with sand to absorb blood,  subterranean complex of passages and rooms, cages for the lions and tigers, food stores for the spectators, robing room for the spectators beneath it and trap doors everywhere making for some epic surprises I am sure. And to think it was in use for 450 years. We should probably start using stadiums that long too.

I loved these umbrella pines. Wish they grew like that here.

Vatican City was right on the other side of this building.

Before we headed out, we saw the Trevi fountain. It was gorgeous and packed with people. So many people everywhere. This fountain was built to mark the end of a pure water aqueduct that was found in 19 BC. The scene on the facade is supposed to depict Roman technicians finding the water source and bringing the water to the city.

And for all you wedding photographers out there, you will totally appreciate this.  I imagine that the Colosseum is like our DC Monuments – every bride wants their picture in front of it.

Good thing I am going to Denmark in a few weeks! I need more travel pictures to blog about!! 🙂


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  1. Natalie

    August 8th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Amazing images! 🙂 You’re a little travel bug! Denmark, next? Have fun!!

  2. Emilia Jane

    August 8th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Oh I want to go!!!

  3. Katie Nesbitt

    August 8th, 2012 at 8:37 am

    This is awesome! The Colosseum is so cool!

  4. Katie Yuen

    August 8th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I LOVED all of the history in Rome when I went there for my senior trip! This brought me back! Enjoy Denmark!

  5. Ali

    August 8th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    These are awesome!! That fountain is so cool! Did you actually see Vatican City at all? I can’t wait for your next trip so I can see more awesome travel pics 🙂

  6. Emily

    August 8th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Ah yes…. the site of the first Hunger Games.

  7. teri pozniak // tPoz Photography

    August 8th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    lol – I totally judge cities I visit by their FOOD – so naturally I LOVED Rome! 😉 I love that you saw so many brides there! Did you see/photograph any of the living statues? Some that I remember were right around the Trevi fountain!

  8. Serena Severtson

    August 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    INCREDIBLE! I have always wanted to visit. (I’ll admit it: I’m jealous!)

  9. Lindsey

    August 10th, 2012 at 3:08 am

    You are so lucky to be doing so much traveling! Awesome images!!

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