With the Birthday of Rome coming up, I stumbled upon this beautiful panorama of the old centre of the Capital of the World, to me it is so evocative, I can hardly believe that I was so lucky in my life to live in such a magnificent city for several years.
Looking at it, I recognize the buildings and think of all the many times I walked the streets on this ancient city. For its elegant lifestyle, beautiful people and history making up the legacy of the Western World.
In the foreground is the Roman Forum and the street Via dei Fori Imperiali built by Mussolini. In the far background the big red square building is the Palace of the Bishop of Rome (Pope) and behind that the Cathedral of St-John Lateran.
This area is under construction now though it is invisible the Metro C line will arrive at the Colosseum this July from St-John Lateran station connecting with Metro line B. It has been under construction for 15 years and is 10 years late cost are in the billions of Euros. The reason for all the delay is due to the incredible archeological finds happening almost each week, recently a pretorian guard barrack and the expansive villa of their commander with beautiful frescos has been uncovered. There was so much artefacts at St-John Lateran station that it was remodelled by the architects into a museum station.
This is what happens when a city is 2754 years old and a major seat of civilisation.