Monday, June 16, 2008

Rome

We walked around town all day yesterday and saw many of the sights. Here you see me around sundown in front of the Colliseum.

This whole town is like a museum. Everywhere you turn, relics from the last two thousand years abound. You really get an idea of how young North America is walking around here. Still, I keep wondering how much suffering had to take place to make such a plethora of monumental artifacts. I keep saying, "I wonder how many slaves died making that?" We didn't see the Pope, apparently he's not in Rome, though he is in Italy. We're going to try to go over there today and see some of the treasures, I mean, how could I say I went to Rome and skipped the Sistine Chapel?


Here's that picture I tried and tried to upload from Venice. A bit startling, no?


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, great pictures. I hear Michaelangelo was very limber and was able to paint the Sistine chapel on his back. The guy who posed for the statue must have really enjoyed horseback riding. Bob seems to be in familiar territory. Too bad you didn't get to see the Pope. He may have thrown all the gay guys to the lions. "We who are about to die salute you". Ed

"Just David!" said...

Fabulous!!! What a great trip!!

Butch said...

What a perfect way to end and describe the journey: A hard-on.;-)
I would be excited too enjoying this holiday! Have a safe journey home as well and thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Greg said...

Well, there's nothing like some good cock art to bring squabbling friends back together, eh?

afod said...

Bob was soooooo close!

truthspew said...

My M.D. and I are both Italo-Americans and at my last visit we were talking about Italy. I have to go now... the way he described it makes it just too alluring to me.

And I live in a place that's been settled for near 400 years, 372 to be exact. There's architecture from the 18th to the 21st century in existence here. Probably some 17th as well.

But the stuff in Roma, yes indeed my city is just one quarter the age.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I think of the slave labor required, too. But then I think, Ah heck; they didn't have anything better to do.

It's not like they had the Internet or video games.

Mark in DE said...

Oh! That photo... I wasn't expecting that!

Mark :-)

Snooze said...

Best photo ever. I love the joy on the faces...