Today was to be yet another big day…the Colosseum! We caught the B line Metro and got off at the Colosseo stop. Did you know that Rome has only two Metro lines? That’s not many for a city of 2.6 million. It’s not that they don’t want more lines, it’s just so hard to build them here. The problem is that literally all of Rome is a vast archeological site. Anywhere you dig you run into artifacts and the digging must stop so that everything can be examined and cataloged. Very much like Athens.
Some buildings have only a column or two left behind to mark their spot in history. Others stand fully intact save for the marble that has been stripped away.
All too soon it was time to take our weary feet and leave the Forum. Up the hill we trudged…headed for the Metro stop. But wait, there was one more little mystery for us to see. On the sidewalk were huge garbage bags with people in them. What the heck??? After a bit of writhing the garbage bag was lowered and this was what you saw: