and thre images - showing the Torre delle milizie (behind the Forum of Trajan) , the Arch of Septimus Severus and a view along the Via dei Fori Imperiali with the Colosseum in the background
photos by ME
Views of Rome by Claude Lorrain, 1630s-40s
both images cannot be recreated today.
The top image shows the Church Trinita dei Monti - before the Spanisch steps were built.
The bottom image shows the Forum with the Colosseum in the background and the Torre delle milizie to the left.
In Rome with Sorrentino: dinner parties for 90-somethings, giraffes that disappear, old strippers, nuns with botox, wealth and decadence, cardinals and flamingos. “I was looking for the great beauty and I never found it.”
La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino. Screencaps by me.
Lego Colosseum by TheBrickMan