This is my last Italy picture. 😦 That means that I did not spend enough time there! I loved our trip through northern Italy. The food, the wine, and the people were amazing.
This picture is of on of the
old ancient columns that lines the Roman Forum. The Forum was originally the local market place and social gathering place to catch up on the most current gossip. It would have been like meeting your friends for coffee, exchanging stories, and then running your errands. Slowly over time political speeches were made here and victory marches. Soon criminal trials and elections were held in the Forum, diving out the locals and the merchants. Today it is a beautiful area filled with marble ruins, gardens, and pools leaving the outline of how the Forum was once set up. Its ruined state has exposed the insides of the Forum, showing just how sophisticated the Romans were in their architecture. It is amazing what they would build and use all those thousands or years ago.
Until next time,
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