Rome September 22, 2009August 7, 2015 by Kristie On September 8th, we traveled by train from Florence to Rome, and spent two nights there. Lemons getting ready. Olives getting ready. Pomegranate getting ready. This oneâ€™s for my mom. Apparently we descend from a family of ice-cream makers. Arch of Constantine outside the Colosseum. The formerly glorious underground maze below the floor of the Colosseum. Crowd of tourists around the Trevi Fountain. A lovely courtyard we invited ourselves into. Great public fountains, almost as good as Venice. Mob of mopeds. We waited outside the Pantheon while a wedding was going on. There was a ridiculous flood of tourists when they opened the doors. View of the Roman Forum. Having a little rest. We did a ton of walking that day, but Christian did a little extra when our audio guide broke and he walked all the way through the Palatine hill to the entrance to get a new one. I had a snackâ€¦ heâ€™s a gentleman. Piece of an old temple that really gave us a sense of the scale of this grand old space. A really great space that focused on Trajanâ€™s forum, but also had many pieces from other forums in the city. It is called Mercati di Traiano Museo dei Fori Imperiali. Enjoying the view of this ancient and modern space. Student working on some sketches. I think they were architectural students working on projects. They were all over the place, and really made me think of my brother and dad. Christian taking a breather from the museum. Disgusting product that Christian wanted to try. Imagine a teeny weeny little drink box that tastes a little like coffee, but mostly like preservatives and fakeness. MMMMmmmmm. Part of it is still in our mini-fridge here in Greece, and Iâ€™m considering chucking it while Christianâ€™s mind is on his conference.