Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Shopping Arcade – Trajan’s Market, Rome

Because there were so many things to see so was the pace of our sightseeing and after the Colosseum we passed by the Constantine Arch and through the south entrance and into the old Roman Forum and walked on old Roman roads past the spot of Julius Ceaser’s murder and the sites of the Senate and other civic buildings.  To the west was the Palace of Augustus and over the Via Dei Fori Imperialli to the east was Trajan’s Market a soaring column in his memory and after an hour or so we left the Forum by the north entrance after passing through the Arch of Septimus Severus.

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5 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

  1. This was a magnificent building in its time, complete with statues, shops and even a library. Over 2000 years later we can still see the enormity of the structure. 🙂

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  2. Not impressed with Trajan’s Column. We had spent HOURS discussing it at university, and when I got to Rome it was covered up with scaffolding and netting for restoration. Most annoyed.

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