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Arena di Verona

By TrevBatWCC    
In the heart of Verona's centre is Piazza Brà, the main square in the city. At the top end is the Arena di Verona, a well preserved Roman amphitheatre, built in 30 AD. It is still in use today and is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there, and is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. In ancient times, nearly 30,000 people was the housing capacity of the Arena. Nowadays, for security reasons, the maximum attendance is 15,000 people.
Originally it had an outer wall, but a major earthquake in 1117 almost completely destroyed the structure's outer ring – the only remaining part is on the left in these two images.
Will show more fuller views of the arena later! Wink

Many thanks to Dave (HobbitDave) and Graham (digital_boi) for their User Awards on my previous upload Santuario della Madonna di Lourdes , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Italy Verona Amphitheatre Arena di Verona Piazza bra

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DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
15 Jan 2018 11:57AM
Very interesting info, good shot
Savvas511 4 158 Cyprus
15 Jan 2018 12:30PM
Molto Interesante ... a piu belle !!!

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2018 12:59PM
Excellent work! Isabel GrinGrin
15 Jan 2018 1:20PM
beautiful photography and postwork
15 Jan 2018 1:29PM
Excellent images
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
15 Jan 2018 1:30PM
such a beautiful place----great processing
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2018 1:57PM
Two superb looking shots Trev, the figure gives scale to the size of that exterior.
digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
15 Jan 2018 2:09PM
two very fine captures again so very well suited to your style of processing to bring out the best Trev have another gong

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2018 2:12PM
Super shots😀
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
15 Jan 2018 4:57PM
That outer wall must either be extremely well put together to survive strong winds, or has been reinforced in modern times.

rhfoto 5 2
15 Jan 2018 6:20PM
Super captures, Trev. We were there many years ago, and they were preparing the arena for a massive version of Verdi's Aida - wish we could have stayed and seen it.

15 Jan 2018 8:06PM
Fascinating info and two great shots, Trev. fine processing.

Dave Wink
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2018 12:59AM
My award with my compliments Trev! Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
16 Jan 2018 5:38AM
Two exceptional images Trev.
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2018 9:12AM
Two wonderful shots. I trust that these will be included in your 'Been There Done That" book.
16 Jan 2018 3:29PM
Great capture, looks a really interesting place.
16 Jan 2018 8:40PM
Super shots and processing Trev..Lin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
19 Jan 2018 7:16AM
Wonderful architecture & interesting narrative Trev , excellent captures

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