http://photosdevoyage.fr.nf/

TRAVELLING AROUND THE WORLD

Click on the flag to acces the posts about :

ASIA
Please note that Tibet, Yunnan and Xinjiang are not independant countries but provinces or autonomous regions of China being a bit ethno-culturally different from the rest of PR China.
China
South Korea
Japan
Tibet
Xinjiang
Yunnan
NORTH AMERICA
USA
Mexico
Canada
EUROPE
Belgium
Luxembourg
Holland
Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
England
Scotland
Italy
Monaco
San Marino
Vatican city-state
Spain
Andorra
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Denmark
Finland

(some locations are still to be completed on this blog : China and Norway )

samedi 3 novembre 2012

Italy - Rome - Palatine hill








Mar. 2012

From the colosseum, this is ot difficult walking to the Palatine hill. According to roman mythology, this is where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-worlf that kept them alive. When they were older, the boys killed their great-uncle (who seized the throne from their grandfather), and they both decided to build a new city of their own on the banks of the River Tiber. Suddenly, they had a violent argument with each other and in the end Romulus killed his twin brother Remus. This is how "Rome" got its name.
Of course, lot of roman ruins can be seen there, and we can do nothing but keeping on imagining how were things when the roman empire had reached the top of its prosperity.
Depuis le colisée, il n'est pas difficile de marcher jusqu'au mont Palatin. D'après la mythologie romaine, ce là que remus et romulus furent trouvés par une louve qui les garda en vie. Quand ils devinrent plus âgés, ils tuèrent leur oncle et décidèrent de créer leur propre ville sur les bords du Tibre. Subitement, une violente querelle éclata et Romulus tua Remus. De là vient le nom de Rome.
Bien entendu, de nombreuses ruines romaines peuvent y être visitées et on ne peut rien faire d'autre que d'imaginer la vie là quand l'empire romain était à son apogée.