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palaceofjustice

The Palace of Justice. (Palazzo Di Giustizia)

quattrofountain

In the Piazza Novona, the Fountain of Four Rivers. (Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumo)
The four rivers represented are Nile, Ganges, Danube and Rio Della Plata.
The fountain was built between 1647 and 1651. This is just one of three fountains in Piazza Novona.

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neptunefountain

The Moor Fountain. (Fontana Del Moro).
This fountain was also built by Giacomo Della Porto around the same time as the Neptune Fountain.

The Neptune Fountain. (Fontana Di Nettuno)
Built in 1576 by Giacomo Della Porta.

colosseum
3cols6colarch

The Colosseum, Vespaian started building in 71 AD and it was opened 10 years later by Titus. The building could hold 70,000 spectators.

The three columns on the left are from the Temple of Vespasian, building started in the 1st century. The arch in the centre is the Arch of Septimus Severus, building started in 203 AD.

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basilicajulia

The columns in the centre are from the Temple of Saturn, the ruins date back to 42 BC

The small columns that run from front to back of the picture in the “garden” are from the Basilica Julia, building started in 54 BC. The three tall columns at the back are from the Temple of Castor and Pollux, building started in 484 AD

The ruins in the above four pictures are in an area called Forum Romanum this was the centre of the Roman city.

leftfigures

centrefigures

rightfigures

Inside the Vatican City, St. Peter’s Square

popeshed

The raised rostrum where the Pope speaks to the masses in the square.

stpetes

St. Peter’s Basilica.

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arch

The Vatican Guard

Just one of many beautiful arches

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figuresinside

There are many sculptures in here, all of them fantastic!

arches
floorairvent

The atmosphere in here is just wonderful

One of the floor air duct grates.

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More beautiful arches.

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