Ancient Rome

Well, it’s been a while. Life has gotten away from me a little and between work and an increasing backlog of posts I basically gave up the idea of blogging. However I feel more balanced these days and would like to get back to it. I’m going to catch up on a couple of memories from the last couple of years, heavy on the photos probably, and see where we go from there.

The following are some of the pictures from our honeymoon. One of the days we spent doing the Ancient Rome trio of the Colosseum, The Forum and Palatine Hill. Other pictures are from the nearby Imperial Forum museum and Augustus Mausoleum.

Augustus Mausoleum
Chris and I had our first dinner in Rome in a lovely restraunt overlooking the Mauseleum. It felt very strange to sit and have dinner next to an ancient emporer’s tomb. Definitely a different experience!
I recommend the restraunt, Gusto, it was exquisite and one of the best meals we have ever had.

Augustus Mausoleum Chris and I had our first dinner in Rome in a lovely restraunt overlooking the Mauseleum. It felt very strange to sit and have dinner next to an ancient emporer's tomb. Definitely a different experience! I recommend the restraunt, Gusto, it was exquisite and one of the best meals we have ever had.

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Here start the pictures taken at the Colosseum. There were a lot more so I have just selected a few to share.

Here start the pictures taken at the Colosseum. There were a lot more so I have just selected a few to share.

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After the Colosseum we went to the Roman Forums and up Palatine Hill. It was an exhausting day but well worth it!

After the Colosseum we went to the Roman Forums and up Palatine Hill. It was an exhausting day but well worth it!

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Colosseum from Palatine Hill.

Colosseum from Palatine Hill.

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Vestal Virgins.

Vestal Virgins.

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A personal high point; the birth place of Romulus and Remus.

A personal high point; the birth place of Romulus and Remus.

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The last three pictures are from the Imperial Forum museum, well worth a visit.

The last three pictures are from the Imperial Forum museum, well worth a visit.

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And here is a representation of the other myth of the founding of Rome. Aeneas, carring his father and leading his son, fleeing Troy.

And here is a representation of the other myth of the founding of Rome. Aeneas, carring his father and leading his son, fleeing Troy.

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