That building from that Angels & Demons movie, Castel Sant'Angelo:
There were many people taking wedding photos that day (spotted at least 3 couples)
A closer look at the Basilica di San Pietro:
The famed Colosseum:
I was really lucky that day - apparently it was some sort of Italian Heritage day (?) so I scored some free tickets to go inside the Colosseum!:
Although it was a bit too packed inside, with hordes of tourists milling around... well, I still really enjoyed it. :)
(I know this epic monument had a long and very bloody past but it's still pretty awesome...)
The free ticket I got also allowed me access to the nearby Palpatine Hill:
According to the legend, this is where it all started - where the half God twin brothers Romulus and Remus were raised by a wolf, and went on (after a little murder and mayhem...) to found the city of Rome.
(It's an interesting story....)
Walking around inside the Palpatine Hill area - which is HUGE by the way:
No, I don't know where I think I'm going either. :)
(It's a bit lame, I know, but it's all for a laugh....)
BTW, 2 short messages:
- To the nice Middle Eastern man who was in the Rome Free Walking Tour with me
(I took your photo in front of the Piazza San Pietro), I lost your email, and
- To the 2 super friendly New Zealander/ Kiwi? girls who were also with me that day (We went on the walking tour and then on that pub crawl) - I lost your email too!
.... if you come across my blog by some random stroke of luck - please drop me a comment with your email... I have some photos to send to you. Thanks! :)
Next round of photos: London!....
THE REST OF THE SET - J'S ITALY 2009 POSTS:
- Italy 2009, Part 1
- Italy 2009, Part 2
- OR go to J's Main Travel Page for more options. :)
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