A few final photos from Rome

Building near our hoel

Teeny fiat!

From the top of the Spanish Steps
From the top of the Spanish Steps

So. The pope puts a floral wreath on this every year.
So. The Pope puts a floral wreath on her outstretched arm every year.
With the help of a fire truck.

Trevi Fountain a little quiet

It started to rain as we ate our gelato near the Trevi Fountain. The hordes panicked and left.

Trevi Fountain a little quiet

It was brilliant.

Finally saw the Trevi Fountain a little quiet

Now we get to go back, right?

Circo Massimo
Craig really wanted to see the Circus Maximus.

Craig and the Circo Massimo

View of the forum across the Circo Massimo

La Bocca della Verità
And I wanted to see the Mouth of Truth
La Bocca della Verità (in English, “the Mouth of Truth”) is an image, carved from Pavonazzetto marble, of a man-like face, located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. The sculpture is thought to be part of a 1st century ancient Roman fountain, or perhaps a manhole cover, portraying one of several possible pagan gods, probably Oceanus. Most Romans believe that the ‘Bocca’ represents the ancient god of the river Tiber.The most famous characteristic of the Mouth, however, is its role as a lie detector. Starting from the Middle Ages, it was believed that if one told a lie with one’s hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off.
I did not, however, want to join the extremely long queue to stick my hand in the mouth.

Fountain

Isola Tiberina

Remains of the first brick bridge

walking along the edge of the river

We were walking to the Criminology museum. And, oh yes, that gets a post of its very own.

Executioners knife

Shop decoration

Fountain on the street

Sidestreet in Rome

Craig at Lunch

Untitled

Untitled

Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant’Angelo
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant’Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.

St Peter's from Ponte Sant'Angelo

Looking down to St Peter's

Melting

Our hotel was near the newspaper offices

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