Thursday, October 30, 2008

It's a SMALL World After All!


Hello from one tired woman!

I bet we have walked 10 miles today if we have walked 1! Traffic here is more of a mess today because of a protest that has to do with public schools becoming private or having to pay for public school and something about research funding. Anyway today 100,000 people marched from place to place all around the city so our idea of taking the bus was quickly deflated! So we walked to the Coliseum taking in all of the sites in between.

Our first stop was at the Trevi Fountain where we met a lady from Montgomery AL. We got to talking and it was amazing the things we had in common. We also met some folks from NC at the Hard Rock Cafe. So it is a small world! (Pictures at the Trevi Fountain)

Here are some sights that we saw today just to name a few: Piazza Venezia, Imperial Forums, Julius Caesar's Forum, Constantine Triumph Arch, and the Pantheon. I know that doesn't sound like a lot but trust me it is!

Constantine Triumph Arch

The Pope @ St. Peter's Square

Piazza Venezia


We have made a ton of pictures so I will continue to post after we get home. Just FYI, if you double click on the pictures they will enlarge. History is every where you look here. We have seen some indescribable things that are thousands of years old. Things are so massive that the pictures just don't do it justice. One fact that just amazed me is 40,000 people go through the Vatican Museum A DAY. Just imagine the wear and tear on the floors? But they are in perfect condition because they are marble.

On a side note, I find it very interesting that we have seen several posters campaigning for Obama. What does that say when all of these foreign countries want him to be our President???

Anyway, I promise pictures soon.



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