|Profusely blossoming wisteria wafted fragrance
through our walk. The branches are so strong
and invasive, they’re probably helping to hold
this arch up.
|Ancient Roman ruins – including the Senate, the
Forum, formal gardens, city center, and palaces
for Julius Caesar and later Nero on the hillside.
Weather, vandalism and time have taken their toll.
Julius Caesar was murdered by Brutus here.
|Ruins of an ancient gymnasium, a training facility
for competitors. Athletes competed nude, a
practice said to encourage aesthetic appreciation
of the male body, and as a tribute to the gods.
|The Pantheon was built in 14 AD to honor the gods
of ancient Rome. It is the best preserved of all the
ancient buildings, giving you a feel of what the
Roman ruins would have looked like were they
|Imagine this building, even larger than the Pantheon.|
|Hard to believe that people have been walking on
these marble floors for over 2,000 years, and they still
look perfect. Floors contain tiny drains built
in for rainwater.
|With only natural light, the marble work is stunning.|