Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rome, Italy

We continued on our self-guided tour through Rome, Italy.
As we were walking, we came across what appeared to be a peaceful protest.  Steven thought it would be fun to join, at least long enough for me to take a picture.  I told him that he had better be careful because I would not know how to bail him out of a European jail!
The next stop on our self-guided tour of Rome was Trevi Fountain.   It is quite a bit more unique than just any old fountain. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city.
I followed the tradition and threw in a coin for good luck.
Steven spotted a man strolling around the fountain, trying to blend in with the tourists. He would scout out the fountain for higher value coins and then extend a stick out of his pocket that would grab the coins quickly. From the fountain we set off walking toward the Colosseum. We just happened upon this massive monument, which we learned was the Monument to the Unknown Soldier.
We continued to the Roman Forum, which dates back to a period before Christ and before the Roman Empire was established.
It includes ruins of arches, cathedrals, and temples. This is located next to the Colosseum.
Even Rome has its share of street's the silver cowboy.

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