Aussie In Seoul

Well here is the deal. I am Australian and just moved to Seoul with my wife to work in a 5 star hotel. I hope to share some of my thoughts and comments over the Years I am here!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Vacation Rome Part 1

Ok, so this is how I am going to lay out our vacation. I am going to do it by city's or places we went to. Trying to put it into a date order is going to be a pain in the ass.

I will also shut up. I have worked out very quickly that the less I say, the longer I have your attention. Photos will entertain you, and I will try to give some commentary. Cant promise to do this in a day, or even a week, but do promise to put a heap of photos on the blog.

FINALLY ......... before I shut up, I just have to say that we had the most fantastic, amazing, awesome vacation. It was too short, never enough time to see everything, and always not enough time with great friends through the travels. Not sure when we will be back on Europe, but all I can say is we really had a great experience and are better persons for it.

This is the Arch of Constantine just outside the Roman Colosseum. Known as a triumphal arch, built in 315AD to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius.

The Grand Roman Colesseum, or also know as the Flavian Amphitheater is an amazing site in Rome and a cant miss place to see. First construction began in 72AD and was completed 8 years later. In its prime it could hold 75,000 people to witness some of the most gruesome and bloody events known n history that don't relate to war. What I learnt there was the actual fighting surface was made of wood, and covered by sand. This was to allow all the blood to flow easily of the grounds, and allow better access into the arena through trap-doors in the ground.

that's us inside the colosseum, enjoying this great monument.

Another shot inside the colosseum. You can see it was a beautiful day in Rome.

This is the Arch of Titus at the entrance of the The Roman Forum on the Colosseum end of the Forum. Also built in the last 1st century AD to mark another Roman victory.

Not the best shot in the world, but this is looking into the Roman Forum. You could spend a lot of time walking through this area trying to take in all the history that surrounded you.

This is Clariza above hanging out on the other side of the Roman Forum.

This is the great Trevi fountain found in the Piazza di Trevi. It was built originally in 19BC and then in the 1400's the water basin was built to hold the water that came from the Roman aqueduct which flowed below it.

Us sitting below the Trevi Fountain. I guess it is a Roman con, but they say you must throw a coin into the fountain over your shoulder to make a wish come true. Although we wanted to stay there all day and throw a hundred coins, we kept to one, and hope the best dream comes true!

Gelatos and ice-creams are to die for in Italy, so we made sure we ate our fair share. Love this photo of Clariza loving that ice-cream. I want my lemon gelato!!

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