The Foro Romano was the hub and heart of ancient Rome. Home to the city’s most important legal, political, and triumphal monuments, the forum also served as an area for public gatherings and celebrations. Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, the forum fell victim to neglect, looting, and mother nature. In 1800, excavations began to uncover the ancient ruins, which were at the time buried beneath 30 feet of soot! Miraculously—28 centuries later—arches, columns, and intricate masonry remain intact, providing a feast of sights beckoning to be photographed. Needless to say, this well-traveled fella took his fair share of photos.
(Last visited in October, 2015)