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Rome Day 2 (20 May 2008)

Pitter patter... pitter patter....

rain

After a rainy night, the morning seemed promising. That is, till we got to the Colosseum when the dark clouds started to gather. DSC02618.jpgAnd then it rained and it rained and it rained AGAIN! Our shoes were soaked from splashing about in the puddles of water.

ARGH.... We give up. We took the train away and went to eat lunch near Circus Maximus. Caborana = Fried noodles with eggs. The pasta was gross. DOUBLE ARGH...

The rain let up after lunch and we went to Palatine Hill. DSC02573.jpgIt was the Roman Forum of rulers in the past. The view at the top was pretty nice and we saw very nicely preserved ruins of Ancient Rome.

We ended off the afternoon in the Capital Museum. It specialized in Archaeological remains and we thoroughly enjoyed myself there! DSC02654.jpgThere were sooooo many figures there! And they all have so much depth of history and meaning we couldn't have enough time to explore everything!

The rain didn't let up in the night. We trekked in the rain to visit the Trevi Fountain, which was the highlight of the whole trip. DSC02768.jpgWe were so glad we went at night because the sight of the Trevi was simply breath-taking at night. The lights softly light up the flowing waters of the ancient fountain, and the whole structure seemed so tranquil yet alive. You must see this when you are in Rome!

We were pretty satisfied after spending a good 20 minutes looking at the Fountain. How the ancient people manage to create such a beautiful fountain I do not know. But one thing I know, this must be one of the most beautiful water structures Man has ever made. You have to see it to believe it. :)

Posted by orangenutz 07:53 Archived in Italy

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