Room with a View

We had the good fortune to wake up to this view every morning during our stay in Rome.  In the foreground is the old city wall and the white structure to the right of the intersection is the entrance to the Villa Borghese Gardens and Museum.

Rome
Rome

The Jewish Quarter

We all know what the Nazis did to the Jews during WW II but I was not aware that it happened in Rome as well.  The plaque in the upper right is a reminder that on October 16,1943, the Nazis brought trucks to this spot in the Jewish Quarter and rounded up thousands for deportation to Auschwitz.

Rome
Rome

Empty Colosseum

The day we were at the Colosseum there were thousands of visitors even on a Wed in March.  I was naively thinking there wouldn’t be many people and I would be able to get some shots without anyone in them.  No way but there was a mound of rubble which I used in this photo.  Just below the rubble were those thousands of people.

Rome
Rome