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Travel Blogs from Rome
Ciao! I know it has been a while since my last post so I
will give my best effort to quickly get you guys up to speed while trying not
to leave out the good stuff. Also I want to thank everyone for sending me your
love and comments. They were greatly appreciated.
My classes, although more difficult than expected, are going
really well. My Modern History of the Middle East professor barely ...
... next stop was at the Trevi Fountain. It was beautiful and there were so many people! As we were waiting to get closer to the fountain we saw a very cute proposal. Once we got to the fountain we each threw 3 coins in, so we know we'll be back. We then got gelato and ate it on the Spanish Steps. Right down the street from the steps was the worlds most lavish Macdonals. So of course we stopped in and got some ...
... upon its completion. The building was archatechured by the greatest minds of the time. Arches were used to support the emense weight of the structure and the stones were held together using steel rods rather than cement. There was a massive canvas awning that shaded the entire stadium. Today only one third of the original building remains. The supporting metal rods in the structure were removed in the medieval era, and with earthquakes the ...
... is loud.
We had a cheap lunch and hit the streets again, heading down Via del Corso (the main shopping street) from one end to the other. Not much bought today. I will head out on my own when Ken is off doing galleries.
We did go to the AS Roma football club store to buy tickets for tomorrow night's game, against Napoli. It was quite an ordeal. You have to wait in the street in line. The ticket agency is upstairs but you ...
... up for the first shock. After that we went to see some sites in the evening:
We saw the Spanish steps; it was very crowded but we bought some nice little pieces of art. Unfortunately this is when Skip’s camera stopped working and while I was musing at the people and the area, Skip was fretting over her camera.
We then went to see the Trevi Fountain. This was one of my favorites; beautiful statue and the color of the water ...