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Rome - Trevi Fountain and Pantheon

After the Colosseum and Roman Forum, we went straight to the Trevi Fountain, which is not only one of Rome’s more iconic tourist spots, but also is apparently, a favorite of pickpockets and snatchers. Upon arriving, I could see why, as tourists were cramped like sardines all over the place!


Trevi Fountain

* The beautiful Trevi Fountain which I assume is even more glorious at night when all the lights are turned on. For some reason, I kept on thinking bout that fountain stage in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.



Trevi Fountain

* Bearded dude pointing at sea dragon and Shell-blowing dude dragging a horse by it’s mane.. both like a boss!!


Trevi Fountain

* You can see how many tourists are cramped in the lower right, making this spot of Rome a haven for scum and villainy.  However, the fabulous pizza and gelato’s around this area make it worthwhile!


Roman Streets

* A random old Roman buildling converted into a bank on the way to the Pantheon.


Roman Gladiator

* Catching a papparazi shot of the Roman Centurions who demand payment for every picture taken. Here he is carrying Lion-O’s Sword of Omens for those of you who are 90’s kids, like me.


Pantheon

* The majestic Pantheon; once a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of Rome, now a Roman Catholic church.


Pantheon

* View of the altar with the ratio of souls taking pictures to souls praying is at 10:1


Pantheon Ceiling

* The view underneath the world’s highest shower head.  Seriously, that is a real hole; if it rains and you are underneath this, better have your shampoo ready.


Tomb of Victor Emmanuele II

* Tomb of Victor Emmanuele II; also known as the Father of the Fatherland (talk about redundant!) who was the first king of a united Italy since the 6th Century.


Pantheon

* View of the various tombs, sculptures and Angels and Demons themed tour groups!


Carabinieri

* In front of the headquarters of the Carabinieri, the national military police of Italy. As you can see, they don’t give much of a damn about standing in attention unlike the Queen’s guards in London.


Piazza Navona

* The Piazza Navona, whose obelisk (center) features in the movie, Angels and Demons. This is the fountain where that papal candidate dude survives the attempted drowning thanks to Tom Hanks.


Corte de Cassazione

* The Corte de Cassazione or the Supreme Court of Italy, where one can complain if your pizza and espresso aren’t up to par with normal standards!

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