From the Ruins


Remains of the Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Photo and Words by: c.b.w. 2013 (2003)

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I took this shot from across the street and through rush hour traffic. As the modern world encroaches and buries the old, I can’t help but wonder how much we lose by forgetting the past.

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c.b.w. 2013

15 thoughts on “From the Ruins

    • Thanks! Sometimes I think the words are just invisible on the picture and all I have to do is brush the dirt away.

      The same thing happened to me in London once – St. Paul’s was totally covered in scaffolding. Good thing I went back!


  1. I love how you made the photo look old, representing the past so well and the poem speaks volumes in only a few words. It reminded me of a series I watched on the History channel about what is hidden beneath some of those ancient cities – whole neighborhoods that were buried and new ones built over them. They were not discovered until some excavation was done, uncovering streets and buildings. I wish I could remember what the program was called, but it was fascinating learning about why some of those areas became the foundations for new communities. Gotta love history! 🙂


    • I know what show you’re talking about. Its so interesting to see how older cities have grown and evolved over time. To think there is so much history just a few feet below where we walk every day. It’s just fascinating. 🙂


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