The Vasilik's spend four days in Rome.
|At our hotel, the Residenzia Frattina. We were told that the building dated from the 1600s.
|The ceiling in our hotel room looked like the original wood
|At the Trevi Fountain.
|The Pantheon - the best preserved example of a Roman monument
|The Pantheon has a big hole in the ceiling. Apparently it's quite interesting to be in here when it rains.
|The parliment building
|Familiar, friendly McDonalds. This McDonalds is MUCH cheaper than the one in Geneva - it actually had hamburgers and cheeseburgers for 1 Euro, about 1.30 USD.
|These ladies were advertising a particular ski resort, I think.
|At the Spanish Steps
|We rented one of these 4 wheel electric bikes to go around the Villa Borghese park
|Kenny bargained with on of these vendors for a little squishable ball.
|At the Coliseum. Very crowded, and much of it was closed off.
|Views from the COliseum to the Roman Forum, which I enjoyed much more
|This worker was scrapping away at the cement work
|It would have been really cool if we could have gone down into the passages beneath the COliseum.
|In front of the Roman Forum
|Roads, rutted from actual Roman chariots!
|The garden of the Vestal Virgins
|The Basilica Maxentius, the largest building in the Forum
|Peter wanted to display his treasures - his ticket stub, and some daisies he found
|This guy looked like an archeologist, taking measurements
|At the Piazza Navona, Kenny demonstrates how to use the drinking fountain hole by plugging the main water outlet
|Putting on a show
|Kenny took a few pictures of our hotel room before we left.
|In front of the Castel Sant Angelo
|Along the bridge we saw this priest doing some geocaching. We talked to him a bit, he was from the US.
|In front of Saint Peter's Basilica. Unfortunately we timed our visit poorly, and were there while it was closed for mass.
|The pope, Benedict XVI, giving his weekly homily. He was born in Marktl, Germany, which is about a 30 minute drive from Altheim, Austria, where my father was born. Also, his middle name was Alois, as was my father's first name.