Colosseum

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The arena of the gladiators. A full of death history of human and animals.

The Flavian Amphitheater, better known as Colosseum, is the largest elliptical amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire. It’s construction started at 70 AD and finished in 80 AD by the emperor Titus. The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. Gladiators, Christians and even animals fought to death in the arena, they say that about 500.00 people and more than a million wild animals died in the Colosseum.

This is an amazing place, full of history. When you enter to the Colosseum you can’t avoid thinking of the people who fought here “entertaining” the Romans, and then you remember the Hollywood point of view and then you say mmm it had to be something like that. I think this is my favorite spot of Rome, the day i arrived the city i decided to take a walk to the Colosseum, so i started to walk by streets with no more than buildings when suddenly i saw it!… It appears in front of you, gigantic, elegant, beautiful…love it!

written by coca on 2009-05-24 in #world #locations #culture #arquitecture #history #lc-a #colosseum #vacation #rumble #rome #x-pro #silde

11 Comments

  1. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    your shots exalt one of the seven wonders of the world...

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    finally, something truly classical :)

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very impressive !

  4. rater
    rater ·

    I have to visit this place, always had it in mind when I was a kid...

  5. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    beautiful place & shots! :)

  6. mimjamil
    mimjamil ·

    this is nice

  7. graefin
    graefin ·

    It is the age of this building that makes it so fascinating!

  8. devrimarie
    devrimarie ·

    These are beautiful shots! 3 and 7 especially!

  9. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    # 7 - What a shot!!!

  10. nural
    nural ·

    I love the fisheye shots!!! I'll make sure I'll stop by Colosseum when in Rome!

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