Relics of Rome

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Seeing the above World Heritage Sites, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain while in Rome, was unforgettable. Being able to get up close had an enormous impact on me. Have you ever been inspired by a work of art that is also a relic of the past?

See more here:  Scenes from Italy: Rome

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29 thoughts on “Relics of Rome

  1. Jennifer, those sites look beautiful and I thought for a split second I’d like to go there until I saw all those people! Did that ruin the experience for you or did it not matter because it was … well the freakin’ Colosseum?

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  3. I would have to echo what everyone else said: I never anticipated all the people! Those on the ledge of the fountain are funny–everyone of them posing for a picture. Still beautiful, though, just beautiful.

  4. I love imagining the daily life of people from that era. Who knew the Coliseum would be such a wonder–or the Pyramids. I wonder what new architectural buildings will hold that status in the far future.

  5. Jennifer, I find all art inspiring. Your final picture is particularly magical… it would be perfect framed and featured as a focal point in a solarium (it is art in of itself).

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

  6. Lovely Jennifer! When I was in Rome last year I got to the Trevi at 8am … and it was magical without the peeps!!
    One of the most impactful places for me was visiting the Uffizi in Florence. I studied Renaissance art at school. Standing in front of Uccello’s Battle scene and Botticelli’s Venus made me turn to melting jello with gratitude and awe.
    I am so lucky to be vacation in Italy most years …. never did make the Jersey Shore and I’ve been in the US for 22 years!!
    Val x

    • Oh my, indeed you are lucky! I would so love to go back to Italy someday to get a better look at all that Florence has to offer. I was only there for a day, as we stayed in Rome and Stresa, and in between we stayed at a Tuscan villa for a week and made daytrips to Florence and Siena from there.

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