Tag Archives: Colosseum

Return To Trevi Fountain

  Been there, done that. Why do we keep going back? It might have something to do with the beauty of the sculptures. Or that being near water somehow makes a hot Rome day seem a little cooler. Whatever the reason, whether it is your first trip to Rome or your 101st, Trevi seems to […]

Jet Lagged?

Can you experience jet lag after a flight in the same time zone? My brain says no. My body says yes. Just back from a long weekend trip to Rome, and my body feels about as out of whack as it does after a transatlantic voyage. I guess that makes sense in a way – […]

A Random Picture

I can’t remember why I took a photo of this sculpture, which, if I remember correctly, was in front of the Colosseum in Rome. My first thought is that I was jet-lagged. My second one is that with a digital camera I am not as discriminating as I should be since I don’t have to […]

Colosseum II

It’s an iconic sight and no visitor to Rome should skip it. We call it the Colosseum, but its formal title is the Flavian Amphitheatre, taking its name from the three emperors during whose reign it was constructed. Completed in 80 A.D., a good chunk of the building still stands despite the ravages of time […]

Colosseum I – The Cross

This cross may have been the thing that moved me most when visiting Rome. I still get a little choked up thinking about what it signifies. The Roman Empire is long gone. Latin as a language is dead. Ironically, it was kept alive by the church for centuries, then abandoned with the move to the […]