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Today was dedicated to Rome’s must see sights: Vatican City, Colosseum and neighboring ruins. I would describe Rome to be a journey in artistic history. St-Peter’s SquareBernini’s famous baldachin, where only the pope can serveArenaEntering the forum to visit the Roman ruinsWearing: Forever 21 top, Editorial skirt, Zara shoes, Michael Kors purse and bracelets from Rome’s street vendors. I choose to wear a long skirt and a shirt covering my shoulders because of the strict dress code to enter the church.
I started my morning by going to St-Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City continued to the Colosseum, an ancient Roman symbol and finally after a full day of walking, I explored the magnificent forum filled with ruins.
St-Peter’s basilica is a baroque Church rich in its architecture both exterior and interior. I especially like the detail of the dome which is Michelangelo’s most spectacular architectural work. The baroque facade and the columns are also impressive.The interior is an architectural treasure filled with masterpieces such as Michelangelo Pieta sculpture and Bernini baldachin. This is Italy largest church and home to the pope where he gives his speeches from the balcony on Christmas and Easter.
The Colosseum, situated east to the Roman ruins, is the largest amphitheater ever to be built in sand and concrete. The arena sits over 50 000 seats, is home to ancient gladiators combats and animal fights. The Colosseum is now an icon of Rome.
The ancient ruins, a historic heritage site used to be a Roman market and a center for public life. Public events such as elections, speeches, trials and affairs used to be held in what we now call ruins.
Rome is to me a city with inspiring art and overall a masterpiece of the Renaissance era.
Until next time,