Throughout the Vatican Museum there are areas where the floors are from ancient Roman mosaics created with thousands of small pieces. Many are roped off and with no flash allowed indoors, natural light made for some interesting photos.
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.
To paraphrase Yogi Berra it’s so crowded at the Spanish Steps no one goes there anymore.
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.
I had no idea how big it is. It’s the largest amphitheater in the world and was built in just 8 years, 71AD to 80AD. A remarkable place
We have returned from Rome with many photos to share. This is a typical street in Ostia Antica, the Roman port city at the mouth (ostium) of the Tiber River, which was founded around 620 B.C. It was home to 60,000 people at one time and was abandoned with the fall of the Roman Empire.
There is a remote area inland from the Central Coast that becomes yellow after it rains.
I spent a few days in the Sedona area earlier this week and found time to photograph my favorite rock.
The Central Coast of California has been short of rain the last couple of years but we’ve had some recently and this is how things look.