This was an ancient Roman temple that they (the Christians) decided to build a church inside. Look at the top of the columns and you can see grooves that they cut into the stone in order to tie ropes around them and pull them down - except they were so well built that they wouldn't fall. So they just build around it. Christians are CRAZY!
A street performer in Piazza Navona. He is standing completely still, and his clothes were wired to make them stay that way.
Me and AMS (the little sister) making out with a parakeet on the streets of Rome.
Speaking of which...here are the streets of Rome!
An original Roman water fountain that still works, and is still supplied by an aquaduct. The water was, if I may say so, the best water I've ever had. Or, it could have been that it was a fazillion degrees out and I hadn't had any water all day.
Ruins on Capitol Hill.
Walking up to the Coloseum (AKA Colisseum) - our first glimpse of it! It was unbelieveable.
Me in front of the Coloseum. Did you read that? THE COLOSEUM. I WAS THERE.
The inside of the Coloseum. Because, you know, I was inside of it. The Coloseum, that is.
Me in front of an arc d'triumphe (no, the one in Paris is not the only one; they are everywhere!).
The interior of the Coloseum.
Me looking extremely awkward in the Coloseum.
Me eating gelato for probably the sixth time that day.
The streets of Rome (this is actually right outside Vatican City).
The streets of Rome right outside the Coloseum.
Looking up at the Coloseum.
The hallway that runs around the Coloseum.
More of the interior of the Coloseum.
Looking out at the gladiator quarters and an arc d'triumphe from the Coloseum.
Ruins outside the Coloseum.
Ruins at Capitol Hill.
More ruins at Capitol Hill.
A building (I think it's a museum...or the capitol building) at the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square (Piazza de Campidoglio) and a statue of Marcus Aurelius.
Me and AMS outside Trevi Fountain.
The Pantheon. THE PANTHEON!
Interior of the THE PANTHEON (just in case you didn't get it...I was IN the PANTHEON!).
View of St. Peter's Cathedral from a bridge across the Tiber River.
In June 2005, AMG and her little sister embarked on an epic 12-day quest across Europe, visiting three countries and twelve cities in twelve days. Reality check: the epic quest was actual little sister's senior class trip and AMG went as a chaperone.
All pictures taken with a Sony DSC P200 camera.