Marcus Agrippa commissioned this building as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome. It was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD.
The theme seems to be "bigger is better."
This was the central focus of political, social, legal and commercial life in ancient Rome.
The columns in the center of the photo are on the platform where Caesar addressed the crowds.
Can't you just picture it?
Okies at the Forum
(not sure where the hot mama on the far left is from)
Victor Emmanuel Monument
This gives me goose bumps.
Portrait of a Christian SMILING in the Colosseum
I have about 600 more pictures, but either you're drooling with envy (and I want no part in that) or you're getting dreadfully bored. So I'll wrap up the Rome portion of our trip with this whimsical statue of the legendary founder of Rome--Romulus with his brother Remus: