Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13, 1969 Rome, Italy

We have a busy day as we are trying to make up for lost time.  Since it is close by we visit the Trevi Fountain.  I had a photo that looked much like this one.
Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italia
By Hernán Piñera ([1]) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
I like this view of the area.
Fontana di Trevi - Rome, Italy - November 6, 2010 (6212401026)
By Giorgio Galeotti from Reggio Emilia, Italia (Fontana di Trevi - Rome, Italy - November 6, 2010) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Then of course, the Spanish Steps.
Piazza di Spagna (Rome) 0004

By Arnaud 25 [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons
We visited the Pantheon, completed in 126 A.D.
Rome Pantheon front
By Roberta Dragan [CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons
Here is a view of the famous dome:
Pantheon (Rome) - Dome interior
By Livioandronico2013 [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons
Panini's painting of the interior:
Giovanni Paolo Panini - Interior of the Pantheon, Rome - Google Art Project
Panoramic view:
Einblick Panorama Pantheon Rom
By Stefan Bauer, http://www.ferras.at [CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons
When you consider when it was built, it is just incredible.
Next up is the Piazza Navona and the Fountain of the Four Rivers.
Piazza Navona 0956 2013
By Bengt Nyman (Flickr: DSC_0956-S) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
View of the Piazza Navona, Rome LACMA 49.17.3
van Lint, c. 1740
And that was just the morning.  In the afternoon we went to the Villa Borghese and saw the gardens.
Galleria Borghese2
Then we visited the zoo which is on the northern part of the estate.

A long day and dinner with wine at the hotel.  We are beat.  Expenses $6.64.

10 comments:

  1. Busy day! But there’s just so much in Rome.

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    1. We had lots of lost time to make up.

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  2. One could easily spend a year in Rome. ☺ Thanks for the photos - lots of great memories, here. I'm still amazed how inexpensive your days were!

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  3. They sure liked their fountains didn't they?

    Bet you needed the wine with dinner after that long day!

    betty

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  4. What a magnificent city. It's also quite easy to see a lot in a short time because the main attractions are pretty close together. If you are intrested the photos I took are now on my new travel blog I'm setting up -

    La Bella Roma

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    1. Oh, I love looking at photos. Most of my A to Z are about trips and that is why I have the page with all the links on my blog.

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  5. Wow...how the prices have gone up. Loving these photos you found and share with us on what you saw. It is amazing how that dome was built and withstood so much over the centuries

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  6. Exhausting just to read about it.

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    1. It's amazing what we can do in our youth. Of course, many places in Rome are near each other.

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