Adventures in Yonderland

A log of my adventures, both real and imagined.

Roman Night Walk


The Camp Di Fiori was, apparently, once a field. That then became a market, and eventually a square. And it was here that housed the theatre the Roman Senate was temporarily meeting in when Julius Caesar was murdered. Now it’s just a place to eat food and hang, but history man. History.

There is also the Piazza Navona that still retains it’s original shape: that of a chariot stadium. And in the center of this is one of the coolest fountains we saw, topped of course with a stolen Egyptian obelisk.

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The fountain represents the four great rivers: the Nile, the , the, and the .

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Then of course the Pantheon, which will get it’s own post soon. For now, check it out. Complete with, wait for it, a stolen Egyptian obelisk.

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Oh. Here’s another Egyptian Obelisk outside a government building.

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Hey! A column not belonging to the Egyptians. This beauty was built in the 2nd century to celebrate the Romans’ defeat of the barbarians. I included a day pic too for clarity.

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And for the purposes of this post, the last cool thing we saw was Trevi Fountain. Which was basically awesome. According to superstition if you throw in a coin to the fountain, you are certain to return to Rome. Some of the newer offshoots pertain to your romantic life, including one that says you’ll be alone/divorced if you don’t toss in anything.

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I decided to cover my bases just in case. I can think of worse things than visiting Rome again. 😉

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