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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

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...

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  2. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    finally, something truly classical :)

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    Very impressive !

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  4. rater

    rater

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

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  5. vicuna

    vicuna

    beautiful place & shots! :)

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  6. mimjamil

    mimjamil

    this is nice

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  7. graefin

    graefin

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

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  8. devrimarie

    devrimarie

    These are beautiful shots! 3 and 7 especially!

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  9. eyecon

    eyecon

    # 7 - What a shot!!!

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  10. Olga

    Lomographer Was Here! olique

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  11. nural

    nural

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

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