|The Pantheon - Not only did Emperor Hadrian build a wall that ended in my home town of Wallsend,|
he also built this temple. Absolutely stunning.
|The circular window at the top of the Pantheon's dome allows sunlight to shine in.|
Quite stunning how it lit a doorway high up on one wall.
|Most of the temples are no more. Some of the columns just stand there in little|
openings that appear in the narrow streets
|Fountain of the Four Rivers in the centre of the Piazza Navona,|
the Piazza has the shape of the Stadium of Domitian where chariot races took place
|This was the Temple of Hadrian, converted into a palace for a pope, then|
more recently converted into a bank
|One of the stunning rooms in the Vatican museum|
|They don't make ceilings like this any more - every twist and turn in the Vatican museum|
|Thirsty work walking around Rome - glass of Pinot Grigio at a cheeky little|
wine bar at the top of the Spanish Steps
|Trevi Fountain - throw that coin over your shoulder!|
|Circo Massimo - what was Ancient Rome's largest ever chariot racing stadium,|
150,000 spectators could watch. Ben Hur
|The Colosseum - it is reported that to celebrate a great victory in 107AD they had 123|
consecutive days of entertainment. 11,000 wild animals and 10,000 gladiators died.
|Colosseum pictured from the Palatino hill|