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A glimpsed view of the inside of the Colosseum, Rome.

The Colosseum (originally the Flavian Amphitheatre) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). The name 'Flavian Amphitheatre' derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia).

Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

Although in the 21st century it stays partially ruined because of damage caused by devastating earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and still has close connections with the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on my last upload and to Darryl (carper123) for his much appreciated UA.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jun 2012 - 9:43 AM
Focal Length:11.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Past Present
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:8 Aug 2012 - 7:51 PM
Tags:Ancient rome, Architecture, Colosseo, Colosseum, Eternal city, Flavian amphitheatre, Italy, Rome, Tourists
Votes:15

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7408 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 8:08 PM

Excellent! The figures add so much - scale and life.
Moira

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
8 Aug 2012 - 8:13 PM

Superb Philip. Interesting narrative also.

John

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 8:28 PM

A lovely interesting image
Ju

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 8:45 PM

Arches within arches and human scale, well worked image, Philip, another one that brings back memories.

Dave

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 9:17 PM

Impressive composition and I enjoyed the info you supplied too.

Ann

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 9:55 PM

Great spot.
Matt

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sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 10:50 PM

A great shot and great info Philip,well done..Lin

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Aug 2012 - 8:31 AM

great image
its aged since I was there in the 70's ...Wink

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