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June 26, 2006

Colosseum

Filed under: Vacation 2006 — Charles Engelke @ 3:41 pm

On our first full day in Rome took a tour. The tour wasn’t very good because the guide rarely told us anything about what we were seeing. (When in Rome, don’t deal with Vastours.) But what we saw was fantastic. The highlight was the Colosseum.

As you enter, you can look through the arches into the interior:

intocolosseum.jpg

Once you’re inside, the view through the arches outside is beautiful:

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Though the structure was plundered over and over again for materials, there’s still plenty standing, and it’s plenty impressive:

insidecolosseum.jpg

We ended our tour on top of the Capitoline Hill, looking over the ancient city, with the Colosseum in the background:

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