Italy Trip VI – The Colosseum

Posted By blauereiter der on April 7th, 2013

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in the world and has been standing for almost 2 millenia; it was built in 72 and completed in 80 AD, a true testament to the engineering feats of the Roman Empire. Admittedly, there wasn’t all that much to do in the Colosseum after the initial sweep of euphoria upon seeing something so grand and spectacular. I found the walks around the ancient ruins surrounding the Colosseum to be more interesting and pleasant.

(above) The exposed hypogeum, once hidden beneath the grand arena. This  was the setting of the fight between the Jumpers and the Paladins in Doug Liman’s film Jumper.

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3 Responses to “Italy Trip VI – The Colosseum”

alua

Ahh, boring ol’ Europe. I want to see your Japan pictures!

{say she who hasn’t actually visited the colosseum :-D }

yonghow

alua – Still in Tokyo ! Will post pictures the first chance I have. :)

alua

Take a picture of a street tofu vendor for me if you get a chance :-) That was a little detail I loved discovering in the Tokyo on Foot book and would love to see for real.

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