Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Roman Holiday

Photo credit goes to Stat Boy, with the exception of the two shots of himself, which I assume were taken by Wingnut.

Pediment of the Basilica of Saint Paul's Outside the Wall. I love the angle Stat Boy got on this.

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. Another great angle shot.

Cool shot inside the Colosseum.

Colosseum from the vantage of the Vestal Virgins. Do you see the cross? Did you know the Colosseum was consecrated as a Holy Site by Pope Benedict the XIV. Although there is no direct evidence Christians were martyred at the famous site, many Christians were martyred in arenas and colosseums throughout the Roman Empire.

Colosseum interior looking down onto the arena floor. Obviously the floor no longer exists, so what you are seeing are the cells and halls beneath the floor.

Mosaic from inside the Colosseum.

Basilica and next to an ancient arch (possibly the Arch of Septimus Severus) in the ancient section of Rome (Rome is divided into several sections, Ancient Rome, Old Rome, and Modern Rome).

I loved this photo of a coffee and wine bar outside of Saint Paul's Outside the Walls.

Statue of Gaius Caligula in Ancient Rome.

Awesome view of Saint Peter's Square from the Dome of Saint Peter's Basilica.

The man, himself, at the Papal Audience on November 10th, 2010. Our pilgrims were sitting with a huge contingent from the Czech Republic.

Proof positive of a "fieldtrip", Oleander and Stat Boy at the Colosseum with the Arch of Constantine in the background.

Stat Boy in Rome at night.
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Sarah Oldham said...

The pictures are awesome! I'd love to go to Rome one day (any part of it). I bet it was FANTASTIC to go to Mass with the POPE!!!!!!

Katie said...

Great photos!