Ancient Rome Part 2

IMG_4365Finally, I am getting to the second part of the post on the ancient quarter of the city after a brief detour through the Borghese Galery and our adventure trying to reIMG_4390ach the Spanish Steps.

Returning to the Coliseum, this time to tour the structure, we spent the afternoon wandering the ruins of the Flavian Amphitheater and the ancient Forum. We were able to visit both sites towards the end of the day as the light was fading. The low light helped to create a unique and almosteerie atmosphere in the ancient Imperial capitol. One could almost feel the presence of thousands of years of human occupation…or it could have just been the thousands of cats staring at us from the many nooks and IMG_4394 crannies in the old ruins.


About Denis

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art; I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. I have always been inspired by the art of Romantic painters such as Eugene Delacroix, John Constable and W.M. Turner. I consider myself a modern Romantic seeking to capture the emotion or feeling of a subject above all else. Charles Baudelaire described Romanticism as "...situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling".
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