Thursday, June 11, 2009

Roman Aquaducts

One morning we left the center of Rome to visit the suburbs and the aqueduct park. Everyone learns about the aqueducts in school and how the are a feat of Roman engineering. But I don't think they can be truly appreciated until you are standing up close and personal with the mammoth architectural feats.
Upon arriving at the park, I was completely blown away by the size and beauty of the aqueducts. Standing next to the endless arches, you can almost imagine them crisscrossing the Roman Empire bringing water to the city centers.
Special thanks to Ron in Rome, whose blog shared with us this great site in Rome.

The rest of our aqueduct photos can be found here.

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