The Forum
Rome, 2006
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Margaret and I walked to the Forum almost our first evening.
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There's not a lot of street greenery in Rome. But poppies flourish eveywhere.
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At that time, peole strolled quietly in the ruins.
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We didn't know what everything was.
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Nor did it matter. This is the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, apparently.
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But I have no idea what this is.
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We could admire the place
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and the fallen tabula
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and enjoy its grandiosity
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This is the arch of Septemius Severus
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who takes slaves
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and I think this is the remains of the Temple of Saturn in the background
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I KNOW this is the interior of the Curia
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and this is the view from its doorstep
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Looking down from the Capitoline
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You get a different view, looking right
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looking left
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They were good at cementing stones together