Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rome: Forum and Palantine Hill

After seeing the Pope we explored the Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. This is a vast area of ruins and easily took up the rest of the day and it was great to be outside again in the ruins.

The 3 columns are the remains of the Temple of Castor and Pollux:

Noah looking over the ruins:
The Temple of Saturn standing up to Noah:
Melissa and Noah Climbing up for a picture with the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (141 AD) in the background:
Courtyard of the House of Vestal Virgins in the forground and Palantine Hill in the background, our next stop:
Noah on a column near the Basilica of Maxentius on our way to Palantine Hill:
Basilica of Maxentius:
Looking back over the Roman Forum:

Half way up the Palantine Hill:

Noah, building up for his next bathroom emergency, overlooking the Hippodrome of Domitian (once used for racing horses):
Can you find Melissa and Noah in this picture (Palantine Hill area)?

Keith's tribute to the statue of the little toe:
Roman Forum from Palantine Hill, colosium in the background:
Arch of Titus with Melissa and David:
Break in our favorite Cafe after a long day:

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