It is not uncommon to see groups of clerics enjoying the gorgeous views of ancient Roman ruins from the villa terrace.
Tourism could produce many more, but the country is not tourism-friendly place, despite beaches, wine, and Roman ruins.
We can tell you, unequivocally, that what ruins a good political leader is the unending chase for campaign contributions.
In 1989, she was finally allowed to re-enter her homeland, “a country in ruins.”
With a breathtaking view over the bay and the ruins of Carthage, we could see all the way back to Tunis and the Kasbah.
But for some reason this town, also, died and left the ruins alone.
And the sacred "ordinance," with all other proprieties, was left in ruins that day.
The Landscape with ruins (No. 746) is perhaps the finest of the others there.
He leaves no permanent monument, no ruins of former greatness.
The rivers were dragged, the wells examined, the ruins raked, but in vain.
late 14c., "act of giving way and falling down," from Old French ruine "a collapse" (14c.), and directly from Latin ruina "a collapse, a rushing down, a tumbling down" (cf. Spanish ruina, Italian rovina), related to ruere "to rush, fall violently, collapse," from PIE *reue- "to smash, knock down, tear out, dig up" (see rough (adj.)). Meaning "complete destruction of anything" is from 1670s. Ruins "remains of a decayed building or town" is from mid-15c.; the same sense was in the Latin plural noun.
1580s (transitive), from ruin (n.). Intransitive sense "fall into ruin" is from c.1600. Financial sense is attested from 1660. Related: Ruined; ruining.