Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ruins

At the Acropolis in Athens




At the Temple of Zeus at Olympia; here was where the ivory Zeus statue, one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, stood



The Colosseum in Rome



The Theater of Marcellus in Rome, with modern apartments built into it



Trajan's Market and Forum, Rome



Public toilets at Ostia Antica, Ancient Rome's port city

6 comments:

MikeAT said...

Beth says she's jealous as hell and she'll marry you if you will take her there!

Michael Egan said...

Sorry, but could you look anymore like an American tourist with that outfit?

When I travel abroad, I tell people I'm from Texas. And then admit it's pretty wonderful to travel without worrying about the horses.

Darren said...

You may not believe it, but I intentionally wore those clothes that day to look like a stereotypical tourist!

No matter what, I was going to look American--the Europeans dress differently than we do, they just do. But I went full-on tourist there in Olympia, it was the only day I wore that shirt. Kinda gaudy, isn't it?!!!

Darren said...

And Mike, Beth's a feisty one--I doubt I could handle her!

Raymond said...

It's just as I remembered it when I was there last except for the funny dressed dude in front of the steps..:)

Anonymous said...

Nashville has a full sized copy of the acropolis. In an un-ruined state. With an Athena statue inside. The color is wrong, but other than that ...

For the next time you're in Nashville ...

-Mark Roulo