Photos from the trip to Rome 

March 2017

the Colosseum


Panoramic view of the Colosseum


the Colosseum at night: panoramic view


the Colosseum: a panoramic view from the Roman Forum


Inside the Colosseum: the main gate


Inside the Colosseum: panoramic view


Inside the Colosseum: panoramic view


The Roman Forum


The Roman Forum


The Roman Forum


Constantine Arch


Titus Arch


inside Titus Arch: the story of conquering Israel


inside Titus Arch: the story of conquering Israel


The Church of San Pietro 


The Church of San Pietro


The Church of San Pietro: St. Peter "in chain"


The Church of San Pietro: Moses by Michelangelo and the grave of the emperor Julius II


The Church of San Pietro: Moses by Michelangelo


Entering the Vatican grounds


St. Peter's Basilica


St. Peter's Basilica


The Vatican Gardens


The Vatican Garden: the "Sphere within the Sphere"


The Vatican Gardens


A Relic of the Green Godess, Nike


Roman Sarcophagus


Roman Sculpture


Roman Sculpture


Roman Sculpture: the Laccoon


Roman Sculpture


Roman Sculpture


Roman Sculpture:Zeus


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


The hallway to the Sistine Chapel


Immaculate Conception room


Immaculate Conception room


Raphael's rooms:The fire in Borgo


Raphael:The Mass at Bolssena


Raphael:The expulsion of Heliodorus


Raphael:The Disputation of the Holly Sacrament


Michelangelo: Genesis in the Sistine Chapel (1508-1512)


Inside st. Peter's Basilica: Cathedra Petri & Gloria by Bernini


Inside st. Peter's Basilica: Cathedra Petri & Gloria by Bernini


St. Peter on the throne


Michelangelo: the Pieta


Mosaic versions of various Raphael's paintings inside the Basilica


Mosaic versions of various Raphael's paintings inside the Basilica


Mosaic versions of various Raphael's paintings inside the Basilica


The Swiss guard of the Vatican


Panoramic view of St, Peter's Square


Fountain Del Moro


Piazza Navona


Piazza di Trevi


The modern Italian Capitol


Photos from the trip to Pompeii

March, 2017

The entrance to the ruins of Pompeii, destroyed in 79 AD  by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius


The streets of Pompeii


The streets of Pompeii


Frescos inside of a Villa of a rich Family


Inside of a Villa of a rich Family


Inside of a Villa of a rich Family


Inside of a Villa of a rich Family


Inside of a Villa of a rich Family


Inside of a Villa of a rich Family: Bath area


The streets of Pompeii: the Agora (marketplace)


The streets of Pompeii: the Agora (marketplace)


Storage area


Public Baths


Public Baths: cabins


Public Baths: cabins


Public Baths: the ceiling


Charred/mummified heads


Mummified buddies


Mummified bodies


Mummified bodies


Storage Jars


Mummified bodies: "the boy"


A marker pointing at the local brothel


Erotic frescos inside


Erotic frescos inside


Erotic frescos inside


Erotic frescos inside


Erotic frescos inside


Erotic frescos inside


rain drainage system


Temple area: in the horizon is Mt. Vesuvius


Temple area: in the horizon is  Mt. Vesuvius


The Amphitheater


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