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The Head of Constantine in the Musei Capitolni is part of what is called the colossus of Constantine, there are other parts of it around it. The colossus once stood in the west also apse of the Maxentius. The whole thing put together is thought have been about 40 feet high. It is said this colossus was constructed sometime in the 4th century.Constantine was roman ...
... that says Piazza Navona to post with, and found one above a quaint little shop!
Saw a shop selling very expensive dolls. Mirror-selfie was a success.
This gothic fairy doll is gorgeous, can't say the same of her spider friends though.
... to purchase our suburban train tickets from a tobacconist along the way, then he was off again.
We came to what obviously was the right platform just as a train was pulling in.
He piled us all onto the train....our station, four stops away. He again glanced at his watch..and at the tickets,.and I was doing likewise, convinced we would never make this train.
For what ever reason the train was delayed for ...
... the new pope. We have all read about him in the news, but the Italian people are really truly very happy with Pope Francis and his refreshing outlook on the Catholic church. I remember being in these very same walls several decades ago and this whole thing was very intimidating. I was not raised Catholic, so most of the rituals are foreign to me. But today, I felt welcome. I felt peace. And once again, in total awe of this place. We spent about 20 minutes staring ...
This blog post is taken directly from my journal that I wrote this afternoon around 4:00 pm.
Well, here I am. Sitting on the steps of the fountain right in front of the Pantheon. This, right here is my favorite spot in Rome. I'm not entirely sure why. I don't even go inside most of the time, where it's almost all completely original. Inside is beautiful golds and marbles with great paintings and a grand ceiling. But I always sit ...