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Rome - Fountains and ruins


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Rome - Fountains and ruins

Like any good conquering empire's capital, Rome brought home some Egyptian Obelisks, like this one in at the top of the Spanish steps.
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Similarly, they have a couple of Jesuses standing on the top of pillars.
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One of the main squares is beautiful by night, with fountains and artists
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The Vatican is technically a seperate country, but with no borders to the tourist parts (St Peters Square and Basilica, and Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel). The rest is inaccessible, guarded by the Swiss Guard (in their colorful costumes).

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It's a bit troubling how many statues and carvings are of small children, especially in St Peters Basilica.
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Me on the Spanish steps, and refilling my water from the fountain in front
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National Antimafia Directorate, on a side street. There were a few officers in front, smiling for the camera as we took this pic, but we didn't take a picture of them.
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Smart cars seem to be the most popular type in Europe, and there are many copycats there, a few of which, like this Auto Pini 2, are even smaller
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The Roman ruins are situated in the middle of the city, and are the reason the transport system is so bad (2 subway lines) -- large parts of the city are above hidden ruins, and they do not want to destroy that without first excavating.
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In front of the Colussium
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At the Triti Fountain, and more small child angels
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Posted by chrisvasil 10:49 Archived in Italy

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