This picture was taken on my first day in Rome in the late afternoon. I was standing with the mighty colosseum right behind me, and various other ancient ruins all around me. In the frame you can see one of the many arches in Rome, as well as several pillars that once upheld a large structure. Beyond the arch, there was another kilometre or so of ruins, all mixed in with lush greenery and tall, captivating trees.
There’s really no way to describe what it felt like to stand there with all this history surrounding me. The immensity of ancient Rome is overwhelming, even in the eyes of someone living in the modern age. The bones of the earth’s once most dominant empire still boast their greatness even after all these years.
I often hear people say that they either loved or hated Rome. I suppose the difference is based above all on whether you can appreciate the magnificent history of this place, and all of its massive landmarks. If not, you may not enjoy yourself as much. Even so, everyone should see sights such as the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Roman Forum at least once in their lives.
Photography by Moeen Eshraghi
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- adventuresofalgy said:So glad it hasn’t changed very much. It’s a long, long time since I was there, but I loved it :)
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