The next day we woke early and after breakfast we went on our way because we wanted to visit a museum that opened at 9:00 am.
On our way to the museum we saw lots of cool things, like this big fountain.
The sun was already shining brightly and it promised to be a wonderful day.
We also saw a parking area just for scooters.
There's lots of traffic in rome so many people ride scooters to get to work. Behind the scooter parking area there was a church.
Across the street we saw another fountain, but becuase we wanted to make it to the museum we didn't cross the street to take a closer look. But I can tell you this isn't the last you've seen of this particular fountain yet.
Yet another church. There are lots of churches in Rome I can tell you.
A fountain with bees on it!
This fountain is called 'Fontana delle Api', which means fountain of the bees. It's made by someone named Bernini for a family who has the bee as their symbol. The fountain was made so everyone can use the water, not just the family who had it made.
What a cool fountain.
Close to the bee fountain was the museum we wanted to visit: The crypt of the Santa Maria della Concezione. We weren't allowed to take pictures, so that's why I included a picture of me and a card I bought at the museum.
In the crypt there are displays made out of human skeletons and bones. These displays were made by Capuchin monks and are meant to be a reminder of the swift passage of life. It's both a macabre and beautiful sight.
After visiting the crypt we did lots more sightseeing.
Here's another pillar. This one is made out of an Egyptian obelisk.
A lion ornament on an old wall.
We found a great spot to overlook the city.
I'm really enjoying my visit to Rome I must say.
Yet another fountain!
This one had a lion spitting out water. How cool!
All the walking and the sunny weather had made us thirsty again so after seeing the lion fountain we sat down for a drink. Then it was time for even more exploring, so stay tuned for my next post.