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Two days of wanderings around Rome

I don't really have anything lined up to see in this city of a thousand museums and churches. I'm not really bothered about climbing around the wreck of a Colosseum in 30 degree heat. I am waiting for the NZ$50 ticket to get me into see the Vatican on Thursday, and the one place I really wanted to see, the Borghese Gallery, is fully booked out for the next two weeks. This Sunday just happens to be a free museum day in Italy, so I am spoilt for choice of museums to see on that day. Even Tripadvisor has let me down. Most of their top 100 attractions are churches and basilica in all shapes and sizes, or really overpriced private tours of said churches and basilica. Soooo, for the last two days I wandered the streets of inner Rome looking for inspiration, but what I mostly found was perspiration and sore knees. It is a hard road finding the half way decent photo. The big disappointment for me was the Trevi Fountain, which is undergoing a 2 million euro facelift, and has been for the last 12 months. Well all I can say is "Nobody told meee" The bits where the scaffolding has been removed look amazing so when it is finished it will be once again a stunning sculptural masterpiece. The pride of Rome..

looking downstream at Tiber Island

looking downstream at Tiber Island


The Ponte Palatino crossing the Tiber

The Ponte Palatino crossing the Tiber


ponte sublicio 1917

ponte sublicio 1917


bridge here since 670 BC

bridge here since 670 BC


12th century church excavation in Piazza Venetia

12th century church excavation in Piazza Venetia


closer look at wall fresco

closer look at wall fresco


Teatro di Marcello built 11 AD

Teatro di Marcello built 11 AD


Ruins of the Teatro Marcello

Ruins of the Teatro Marcello


A partial ruin

A partial ruin


another partial ruin

another partial ruin


and another

and another


Arch of Janus 4th cent AD

Arch of Janus 4th cent AD


Temple of Hercules 2nd century BC

Temple of Hercules 2nd century BC


unusual monument to 19th cent poet G.G. Belli.

unusual monument to 19th cent poet G.G. Belli.


a representation of one of his poems

a representation of one of his poems


street market in Trastevere

street market in Trastevere


more market

more market


500mtrs of street stalls

500mtrs of street stalls


ending at the Basilica di Santa Maria piazza

ending at the Basilica di Santa Maria piazza


basilica

basilica


another shabby-chic Roman building

another shabby-chic Roman building


when in Rome find some shade and sit down

when in Rome find some shade and sit down


didn't know it was another 1675 church

didn't know it was another 1675 church


walking on scaffold above trevi fountain

walking on scaffold above trevi fountain


Trevi fountain clean up

Trevi fountain clean up


same

same


st. vincento e anastasio by trevi fountain 1650

st. vincento e anastasio by trevi fountain 1650


spanish steps

spanish steps


too hot to climb them

too hot to climb them


side view of spanish steps

side view of spanish steps


1627 fountain of the ugly boat

1627 fountain of the ugly boat


in front of the spanish steps

in front of the spanish steps


Column  of the immaculate conception 1857

Column of the immaculate conception 1857


moses, david, isaiah, & ezekiel at the base

moses, david, isaiah, & ezekiel at the base

Posted by astrix7 17:00 Archived in Italy

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