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I thought I'd try to bore you all with another shot of the Colosseum in Rome. What I tried to do with this photo is bridge the old and the new. On the right is the Colosseum dating back to the 300's, and then the modern stream of automobile lights on the left. What I like so much about Rome is the closeness of modern day to antiquity - everywhere you turn you are exposed to ever changing history of this magnificent city.

Here's some quick info I posted earlier about the Colosseum:

The Colosseum, or Flavian Ampitheatre as it was originally known, was built from the riches of the sacking of Jerusalem by the Roman army. It was the center for public events put on by the reigning emperor. As time progressed, the spectacles became more elaborate and expensive, thus helping to drive the Roman empire into the ground - perhaps you'll know the phrase, "bread and circuses," referring to what were the two most important elements to keeping the local population happy. After the fall of the Roman empire, mostly during the middle ages, the Flavian Ampitheatre was broken apart bit by bit to construct other elaborate structures. It is this era that truly hurt the historical quality of the sites.

It is still quite a sight to see, and I highly recommend a visit - even with all the tourists.

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Additional Photos by Brian Schwartz (umbrellaphotos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 400 W: 71 N: 261] (1901)
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