Sights of Rome

Approaching the many landmarks that you’ve only seen in books, tv, and in art history class gives a traveler an excitement that only fuels the fire of the travel bug to countless measures.

Walking through the cobblestone streets of Rome heading to the Colosseum, I couldn’t help but think of the people in history running to see the Gladiator fights and how Rome used to be the capital of the once known world. As I looked upon the ruins of the homes of centuries past, I could imagine the countless people in history going about their everyday lives.

Everyone has seen the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and the painted Creation scene from the ceiling of the Vatican; but the experience of seeing them in person allows you to truly appreciate the work of the designer and all the hard work that they put into their pieces.

Through the streets, you’ll find street actors as statues, people playing instructments, and the many gelato shops. The Romans can be quite the character as well. In the gelato shop near the Fountain, the lady working behind the counter tried ardently to set me up with her brother, which I thought was hilarious. The tour buses pass by here and there in the day, but you’ll dependably hear the ambulance sirens go off about every ten minutes. And you’ll definitely see long lines on the sidewalks, especially to the Vatican.

Some may say that the Vatican must be left as it’s own state even though it’s inside of Rome, so I will continue my next post in dedication to all the splendor that is the Vatican and my experience through the massive museum.

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