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photoblog image La Colosseo II

La Colosseo II

A more traditional take on Mondays Image.

It is a fascinating structure for sure :)

 

The Colosseum is an entirely free-standing structure. It derives its basic exterior and interior architecture from that of two Roman theatres back to back. It is elliptical in plan and is 189 meters (615 ft / 640 Roman feet) long, and 156 meters (510 ft / 528 Roman feet) wide, with a base area of 6 acres (24,000 m2).

 

The outer wall is estimated to have required over 100,000 cubic meters (131,000 cu yd) of travertine stone which were set without mortar held together by 300 tons of iron clamps. However, it has suffered extensive damage over the centuries, with large segments having collapsed following earthquakes. The north side of the perimeter wall is still standing; the distinctive triangular brick wedges at each end are modern additions, having been constructed in the early 19th century to shore up the wall. The remainder of the present-day exterior of the Colosseum is in fact the original interior wall.

La Colosseo II

A more traditional take on Mondays Image.

It is a fascinating structure for sure :)

 

The Colosseum is an entirely free-standing structure. It derives its basic exterior and interior architecture from that of two Roman theatres back to back. It is elliptical in plan and is 189 meters (615 ft / 640 Roman feet) long, and 156 meters (510 ft / 528 Roman feet) wide, with a base area of 6 acres (24,000 m2).

 

The outer wall is estimated to have required over 100,000 cubic meters (131,000 cu yd) of travertine stone which were set without mortar held together by 300 tons of iron clamps. However, it has suffered extensive damage over the centuries, with large segments having collapsed following earthquakes. The north side of the perimeter wall is still standing; the distinctive triangular brick wedges at each end are modern additions, having been constructed in the early 19th century to shore up the wall. The remainder of the present-day exterior of the Colosseum is in fact the original interior wall.

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Sep 2010, 00:21
You show its "awesomeness" well, SAVO.
SAVO: Cheers Ray smile
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Sep 2010, 07:12
Traditional or not you have done it superbly well Save. I'm marking this a likey for my collection.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Sep 2010, 07:40
Wonderfully iconic SAVO
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2010, 07:44
Even your 'traditional' takes are ahead of the curve, SAVO. You were there on a glorious day!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Sep 2010, 09:28
Traditional or not - this is great. It is almost silver against the sapphire blue.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2010, 12:32
Wonderful capture of this ancient structure. Always amazes me how they managed to build things like this in those long ago days!!
Fabulous structure and a sight well worth seeingsmile
  • Nadiuska
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2010, 18:30
once again. Savo..
Well done!
Wow! Look at this sky, so blue, you was very lucky for your hollidays. A+ VAL smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2010, 21:04
Wow SAVO!
Did you see the art project that was done here. they placed huge screens behind all the 'windows' and projected fire so it looked like the whole thing was on fire.
  • Alan
  • Somewhere in Montana
  • 23 Sep 2010, 04:40
I've never seen this for myself but as the image loaded, I though "Colesseum"! Glad to see I was right. It's an iconic structure and your capture brings out some great detail. The lighting helps, too.
SAVO: I was lucky with the lighting Alan. Cheers
I have the same in my garden! smile
SAVO: I would love to see that jojo :p
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Sep 2010, 08:24
What keeps this thing up SAVO?
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Sep 2010, 13:09
Great image
A good shot of the Colosseum.
Nice detail in this and better weather than when I was there in April 2009
love the stark contrast with the blue backdrop of the sky
You had a bluer sky, than I for your photo- and it looks beautiful peeking through!

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