Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Rome!

On April 21, Rome had celebrated 2762 years and several events were hold, among them the free entrance to some museums. I went to visit the Capitoline Museum, and even if I visited many times before, I still stand in wonder at the masterpieces exposed there. From the left: The fragments of a colossal sculpture in marble of Emperor Costantine in the courtyard of the museum, the she wolf that according to legend raised the twins Romulus and Remus. Following the murder of Remus, Romulus became the first king of Rome and the sculpture in marble, a copy of an original of Praxisteles, of the Venus Capitoline a beauty of the fourth century BC.


vintagepix said...

Happy Birthday, Roma! I'm sure she doesn't look a day over 2000 :D (It's a nice reminder of perspective for we Americans who think something's old because it's over 100!)

juanita de la vega said...

That's right! And the problems too are the same: traffic, noise, et cetera!lol
Anyway, it's a beautiful city!

Lisa said...

Wow!!!! That is amazing. I bet those museums are incredible! Everything over here is so new, we get excited when we see an antique that is only 100 years old.