I wanted that picture. I wanted that picture that everyone wants in front of the Colosseum. There is no question. We must set up our telescope in front of it.
My friend Katie told us that we will never see the inside if we don't book ahead. But we found the line moving quickly in the afternoon, so we jumped on and entered just 30 minutes later. Luck, or patience?
The buskers who sell bracelets and roses each came to look. One asked us "Cos'e questa macchina?", "What is this machine?" After they saw it, they knew what they saw. They ran to get their friends, pointed at us, and told them to look too.
We realized that Rome is a city of worldwide tourism. In front of this monument we met people from every different country. I'll list them here, to show you that we are all living on the same planet together, and that no matter who you are, where you are from, or what you believe, you will have the same reaction when you see what the Universe looks like: Wow.
Argentina, Austria, Brazil
Canada, Denmark, Estonia
France, Germany, Greece
Italy (of course)
Iraq, Norway, Portugal
Syria, United States