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an empty orchestra ,a dead bull, two usherettes and two spectators

By bliba  
We looked Carmen ... everything was very impressive .... well staged and a wonderful set design ... great mood
We were at 18.30 pm at the arena .... Admission 19.00 ... beginning 20.45 .... postponed because of a strike of the actors (that's one reason why I love the Italians) on 21.45 ..... it took then until 01.30 ... our poor children were not thrilled ... and sitting on the warm stones was really a bit difficult

Arena di Verona

As famous as Romeo and Juliet and smaller only than the Colosseum and the Amphitheatre of Capua, the Arena of Verona was built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, in the Augustan period. Its name comes from its central area, which was covered with sand, precisely arena in Latin. As in all amphitheatres, the famous gladiator fights were held here, as too were the venationes, the hunts of fierce exotic animals.

The amphitheatre was originally built outside Verona's city walls, primarily for logistical reasons, so that it could be easily reached by people arriving from outside the city (not by chance the gates porta Leoni and porta Borsari were rebuilt, to ensure a proper movement of the people). But the external positioning was also due to public order considerations, as such a densely crowded building could become a source of fights and riots.

thanks for looking


V1 the stage Leica x2
V2 the audience Leica x2

Tags: Photo journalism Travel photography Carmen Arena di Verona

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nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
17 Sep 2018 10:06AM
Thank you for sharing these fabulous shots and the comprehensive info, Ollie. They have to get my UA.
leo_nid 5 12
17 Sep 2018 10:12AM
great write up and set !
17 Sep 2018 10:14AM
V1 for me magic colours. Well done 👍.
17 Sep 2018 10:19AM
Super set Oliver, lead a slight favourite,
17 Sep 2018 10:19AM
A very thought provoking set Oliver.

17 Sep 2018 10:40AM

Quote:A very thought provoking set Oliver.


My thoughts too.
femape 5 Argentina
17 Sep 2018 11:39AM
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 12:30PM
Wonderful set, Oliver.
Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
17 Sep 2018 12:36PM
V2 is beautiful.
I think I'd have to agree with your children on this one.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Sep 2018 1:46PM
Didn't actually get to go inside here when in Verona, maybe on my next visit this coming Christmas! A fine set, Oliver, but do like V2 especially Smile
Trev Smile
SlowSong Plus
13 10.2k 30 England
17 Sep 2018 3:01PM
I'm surprised they went on at all at that hour! How annoying for everyone. I hope and trust that wasn't a real dead bull on the stage, but you never know.
Chinga Plus
11 60 3 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 3:37PM
Great venue! Great stage! Great image...
Isabel GrinGrin
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 4:10PM
A fine set and info.Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 12.9k 82 Norway
17 Sep 2018 4:14PM
Love the lead with the audience of two...there's a message there.

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 5:07PM
Superb conception and composition. Very obliging of the audience too SmileSmileSmile The almost-empty arena is so expressive.
Perfect b&w.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2518 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2018 5:07PM
Love V2...
Just tell the children that it's a character-forming experience, it will prepare them for the trials of adulthood... Wink
17 Sep 2018 10:13PM
Superb !!!!!

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