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... stop of the day was the Pantheon. This is the most well preserved ancient roman building. The exterior and interior remain untouched except for the bronze that once covered the dome. This bronze is now the alter within St. Peter's Basilica (we learned today that the Catholic Church was responsible for "recycling" a lot of materials through out Rome. This was mainly because when the Pope returned to Rome after living in France ...
... and a quick lunch, we hurried back to return our bikes in time, covering as much distance as we did on the way out in less than half the time. We were quite proud of our accomplishment. We then had some gelato (of course) and headed west to see the Caracalla Baths. The structure is huge. It held swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, and hot baths and could hold over 6,000 people. ...
... and Pomonal. Then off to the Coliseum. Amazing to see in the flesh after seeing so many photos. Very torn between admiring the amazing achievement in building such a place in ancient times, but also feeling the horror and pain of the tortured souls who were killed to provide entertainment. The group returned to the hotel, but we had decided not to go to the dinner on offer that evening. So instead we and another couple chose to stay in town to ...
... take the metro, but Rome has a pretty poor metro system because any underground tunnels usually run into roman ruins. As a result, there are only two metro lines, one running north-south and one running east-west. These two lines only cross at one station which is the metro stop closest to our hotel. We got prepared in the morning to go and our professor warned us to shed all concepts of personal space for this trip. It was INSANITY. We first went to go buy our tickets, but ...
Today some of us decided to go to mass at Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere. We walked in and Dr. Connell was there waiting for mass to start as well. The presiding priest was from India and there were some visiting priests from Africa. Dr. Connell read some of the readings and we sang some songs that I actually knew!!!
After mass, ...