before but we saw no sign of any problems. Americans knew much more about that news than Romans!
My photographs are a disappointment.
NO. 1- you can't set up to take photos because they don't give you time.No. 2- there are always tourists in the way of perfect shots. No. 3- it's burdensome to carry different lens. No. 4- you want to really see the things you're looking at and listen to the guides and taking pictures becomes somewhat of a distraction. Plus, I'm just not a good photographer. Sorry.
The Colosseum originally had 3 outer walls but fires and earthquakes and time have destroyed them over the years.
Emperor Vespasian (72 A.D.) began the project to placate the people of Rome after Nero's selfishness. Fifty thousand people could enter this sport's stadium pretty efficiently. Did you know nearly 9000 animals were killed in the first inaugural games? There is something horrendously sickening as you stand in the center and think about the brutality of the times and that it was all about entertainment for men, women and children.
|Creeped me out when I realized I was wearing an animal print as I stood on the floor of the Colosseum!|
Did you know if you leave a door open anywhere, Romans ask you "Were you born in the Colosseum?"
|Vestal Garden right below the Colosseum|
".... I began to regard the earth under my feet as skin draped over ancient bones." Fran Davis