Rome was not built in a day!


While stands the Coliseum, Rome shall stand; / When falls the Coliseum, Rome shall fall; / And when Rome falls - the World.
 Lord Byron
COLOSSEUM, Rome
Rome certainly wasn't built in a day; nor can you enjoy the marvels that dot the ancient city of Rome in a day or even a week, for that matter! Every structure echoes the Roman saga. It only pains to leave Rome with so much unseen that i wish i can make up for the loss soon! Colosseum was the second wonder of the medieval world which I saw after the Leaning tower of Pisa. I used an audio guide to help me through the tour and believe me this was the best way to relive the unbelievably cruel past!

Of the noble ruins that remain of this ampitheatre from AD 80, two thirds has been destroyed by lightening, fires, earthquakes & other unfortunate events! What we see now is something the people from AD 80 would have never imagined. You can read about the gruesome history of this amphitheater online.


The Arena had trapdoors to let animals in as a dramatic act!

Trevi Fountain, Rome
Standing 85.28 feet high and 161.3 ft wide ,it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in the world.A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. You think i tried this? Keep guessing ;)

Dress, Jacket- GLOBUS. Slip-ons- MONSOON
Spanish Steps

On the way to the ancient temple of Venus- the goddess of Love
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3 comments:

  1. I loved Rome. Although I spent just 2 days there - 1 for the city, and the other for Vatican city, I want to go back!!!

    Roxanne
    Head2Heels

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  2. That's an interesting trail of pictures. Not planning Rome right now but would remember this post if I do.

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  3. Nice pictures Ila..i also had a chance to visit Rome in 2010 . They have preserved their history...Good going..

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ila

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