From the Colosseum …

From the Colosseum …

… the Arch of Constantine is a stone’s throw away

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This triumphal arch was built in AD 315 a few years before Constantine moved the capital of the Empire to Byzantium.  It was built to celebrate Constantine’s victory in AD 312 over his co-emperor Maxentius

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Looking towards the Roman Forum and the Arch of Titus ..

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The ruins of the Temple of Venus and Rome, built in AD 135, in front of the Santa Francesca Romana, one of a number of churches built among the ruins of the Forum (the Romanesque bell tower is the church tower) ..

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I wasn’t sure what the structure was under the half dome so I zoomed into it.  Some sort of modern sculpture/art … .. very odd, I thought !!!!

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Looking back to the Arch of Constantine and Colosseum we made our our way to Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum ..

3 Replies to “From the Colosseum …”

  1. What wonderful memories you have made! The modern sculpture is odd – in fact, it looks like there is a pile of old clothes behind the statue!! One way of getting rid of dirty laundry – haha!

    1. I know that’s exactly what I thought! At first I thought it was a charity drive to collect clothes for the needy!!! We went to the church within the Forum but forgot to go that side to have a closer look

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