Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day Two - October 12th: No Rain, No Gain.

Our first full day in Rome start so promisingly. When I was here ten years ago, the line for the Colosseum wrapped all the way around the building, and into rope lines inside. This time I new to have a tickets in hand, so we were able to just walk right in. It was a real treat not to be crushed in a crowd. Notice the reconstructed seats and stage to give context.

Colosseum1 gave a 30% chance of rain, so we came prepared. The first two showers were a fun adventure. When the third hit later in the day, and brought a wind storm in, we were less pleased. Check out the puddles in those ruins!


We were lucky that the sun came out on the walk back to the hotel. I had picked a long, scenic route back before the rain came back, and was feeling like quite the heel. However, we would have missed this double rainbow over the Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus.


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