07 September 2009

The Colosseum

I love going home for a visit. Rome is such a beautiful city, so much to do and see. This time I took Black Jack on his first trip to the Colosseum. He would like to be a gladiator for Halloween this year. A gladiator or British Royal Queen's Guard; he wants a dignified costume.

I like perusing from the inside out.

Black Jack preferred the bird's eye view.

I try to imagine the Colosseum in its original Flavius Amphitheatre glory. I envision 50,000 spectators. I study the travertine stone of the exterior. I question the thought process behind the naming of the vomitoria.

I think I would have liked to see a Roman drama there. I think I would not have liked to see an animal hunt there.


Maybe I'll see you there.

-rfb

1 comment:

  1. i love these pictures red, I MISS this great place!

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