Rome in black and white

{ Rome, Italy - May 2011 }

What is the first picture you have in mind when someone mentioned Rome? I bet that it would be a photo of the Colosseum. I won't be surprised if it is one of the most recognised sites in the world! Right next to the Colosseum is the Roman Forum which had been the centre of the Roman lives. There were temples, basilica, buildings, residences and streets. As there were many standing structures, it was easy to imagine how some of the buildings looked like almost 3000 years ago. Yes, 3000 years ago. I could not even comprehend how old some of these buildings are.

I won't be able to express these magnificent sites with words, and so, I will let the photos tell the story. And sometimes, you don't even need colours.

Amphitheatrum Flavium


Forum Romanum


::: Footnotes :::

{ Amphitheatrum Flavium } This is the Latin name of Colosseum. The €9 ticket for the Colosseum includes the Palatine and the Roman Forum, and is valid for two days. However, if you plan to spend some time in Rome visitng the many sites, to get the Roma Pass. As the pass includes free entry to the first 2 sites visited, do use it for the Colosseum. There is also a special line for Roma Pass holders.

{ Forum Romanum } This is the Latin name of the Roman Forum. Refer to the above for ticketing info! 

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