Snookums in the Colosseum.
Ack! Please ignore my horrible double chin. Another bad self-portrait.
This 4th century triumphal arch near the Colosseum is dedicated to the emperor Constantine.
Ruins of the Temples of Venus and Rome, which you can see from the Colosseum.
Visitors have not always been kind to the Colosseum. This wall has names carved and graffitied all over it.
Here we are near the floor of the Colosseum. It originally had a wooden floor which served to soak up spilled blood. (Ick.) They could also flood it with water and stage mock sea battles, apparently.
Our tickets also got us onto the nearby Palatine Hill, which used to be where all the rich folks and emperors had their houses. Here's the view back towards the Colosseum.