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World Travel – Vatican City 2004 – Part II

We now head back to Vatican City and this time to visit the museums themselves which is the showcase of items that have been donated from people all around the world throughout time. What is amazing to me as well is the walls and ceilings themselves as everything here is something to take in.


Musei Vaticani

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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part VI

We head to another area of Rome for the night, know as the Spanish Steps, eating a wonderful meal at a small family owned restaurant, and then DISCO our way back to the hotel. Yes, I said the “D” word and our Aussie Mates we were traveling with were dancing in the isle of the bus while our driver flickered the dome lights on and off.

Do the hustle!!!!!!!


Piazza di Spagna


Piazza di Spagna


Piazza di Spagna


Santa Maria dei
Miracoli e Santa Maria
in Montesanto

 
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World Travel – Vatican City 2004 – Part I

Well, you can’t go to this area of the world and not cross the border and enter the smallest independent state in the world by both population (800) and area (108.7 acres). Yes, I’m taking about Vatican City where at the time we visited was also the home of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) where the grounds were being setup and a major service.


Pope John Paul’s
Apartment


Piazza San Pietro
Obelisk


Saint Peter’s Basilica


Pieta
By
Michelangelo
Buonarroti


The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica


The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica

 
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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part V

When you think of Rome I’m sure most think of some very specific places and yes we did spend time visiting these places. Did you know that in the Roman Colosseum that staged “Navel” Battles? Yes, I mean they filled the Colosseum with water, put two of more ships inside and staged a fight. They also were able to cover the Colosseum just like they do today in modern football stadiums; and it was the Navy crews that did the work as well. Who would have thought!


Arch of Constantine


The Forum Area


Temple of Vesta


Colosseum


Circus Maximus
(Ben Hur!)


Castel Sant’Angelo

 
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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IIId

Well, we have to move on but we took the opportunity to take a few more images along the outer path as we exited the site.

Hope you enjoyed this brief set of images I picked out…

 
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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IIIc

We push deeper into Ancient Ostia. One can just imagine putting on a toga and stepping back into time living the life of an upper class Roman or a slave working in the milling making flour for the bakery.


Terme del Foro


Tempio di
Roma e Augusto


Forum


Capitolium


Caseggiato del
Termopolio


Caseggiato del
Termopolio


Caseggiato del
Termopolio


Caseggiato del
Molini


Caseggiato del
Termopolio

 
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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IIIb

This site just keeps going; because their entire city is still here to explore. In this section we see parts of the forum, Theater, one of the main Temples, the “Laundry” (where they used yearn as a bleach), one of the major homes, and the huge Bath.

 


Terme di Nettuno


Teatro


Teatro


Tempio


Fullonica


Domus della
Fortuna Annonaria


Terme del Foro


Terme del Foro

 
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