The Crown Jewel of Western Civilization
This beautiful city is a journey into the past. A magical, poetic journey showing us not only the history of the city, but of a great empire that once was, a culture that has evolved through a multitude of changes, and an insight into the psyche of man. Like our mind, there are deeper layers to this city than meets the eye.
The colosseum is a majestic endeavor of engineering and architecture. The fact that it still stands today, enduring wave after wave of change, metamorphosing what it represents: a place where we showcase our best against great odds, to an audience of our peers. What started as a structure it has become an icon.
Rome was not built in a day, and like all great cities, Rome has incorporated its past into its present and functions seamlessly. The Pantheon, once a Roman temple, converted to a church, is a testament to this embodiment. Amid the countless spectacular fountains and statues, there is great life, flowing strong like the river Tiber, in this city.
“Though remarkable for patient and laborious thought, the true German is a joyous child of freedom, fond of manly sports, a lover of music, and a happy man generally”
— Frederick Douglass
“Turks were a great nation even before they adopted Islam. This religion did not help the Arabs, Iranians, Egyptians and others to unite with Turks to form a nation. Conversely, it weakened the Turks’ national relations; it numbed Turkish national feelings and enthusiasm. This was natural, because Mohammedanism was based on Arab nationalism above all nationalities.”