Rome 02

Trajan's Column and the Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum in Rome, Italy

Trajan's Column and the Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum in Rome, Italy

Trajan’s Column in Rome, in Italian known as Colonna Traiana, is a Roman triumphal column in Trajan’s Forum, not far from the Colosseum. It was built in honour of the emperor Trajan and his military victories. The construction was completed in AD 113, which means the column was 1898 years old when I took this photo. That’s quite old, isn’t it? Very few man-made structures can survive so long.

Behind the column, you see the Church of the Most Holy Name of Mary (in Italian: Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano), which is a beautiful small Baroque church built in the 18th century. As you can see in this photo, contemporary Romans seem to be very fond of yellowish-orangy-brownish tones, as most house facades in Rome are painted in these colours.

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