We have had a marvelous week of exploring Rome high and low with Sophie's very dear friend, Ella Gensheimer, who is here visiting us. We haven't had much time to write, but we'll let the pictures do the talking....
Trajan's column -- adventure comics in marble.
Trajan's market, early shopping mall. (Denis has a great powerpoint presentation on the market's history. You might ask to see it sometime if you're interested.)
Sun in St. Peter's.
Fun in the Borghese Gardens....
"Friends, Romans, Countrymen...." Sophie and Ella at the Rostra, the scene of Marc Antony's famous speech about Julius Caesar (the Shakespeare version):
Umbrella pines and palatial ruins on the Palatine Hill.
Ella contemplating great architecture and blood sports.