Colosseum

Apart from the leaning tower of Pisa, the colosseum is a must-not-be-missed historical building. We could only view from afar. We gathered there to take a group photo. Hope to see it soon.



Emperor Vespasian, founder of the Flavian Dynasty, started construction of the Colosseum in 72 AD. It was completed in 80 AD, the year after Vespasian's death.

The huge amphitheater was built on the site of an artificial lake, part of Nero's huge park in the center of Rome which also included the Golden House (Domus Aurea) and the nearby Colossus statue. This giant statue of Nero gave the building its current name.
http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/colosseo.htm

Comments

  1. I am sure the Colosseum is also an interesting place and a must-go! Saw a lot of this place thru TV program!

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    1. yes, it's a majestic building and it's better if we can have a look inside it.

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  2. Imagine all the fights taking place in the colosseum a long time ago and it is still here today. At least you get to see it with your own eyes although you did not walk close to it.

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    1. yes, it's awesome to be able to view it with my very own eyes.

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  3. Oh, I thought we could go inside.. But it's big, take picture from afar also ok la, as long can take the picture to be kept as memories.. Like you said, must come to this place, else, doesn't feel like you are in Italy..

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    1. maybe due to time constraints that we couldn't enter it. Anyway, it's satisfying even just looking from afar.

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    1. we should be receiving a cd which contains all those pictures.

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  5. is the colosseum closed for visitors? I've been inside there during my tour to Europe..great architecture....

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    1. how I wish I could enter it. Well, I suppose this tour didn't plan our entrance.

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  6. Built by Hebrew slaves brought from Judea!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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    1. interesting..thanks for the info.

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  7. looks like this is quite a rush trip, because you have so many places to cover within that few days.. looks like most of the places you were just brought to have a brief stop or just to have a view from afar.. anyway, free trip, never mind lah.. "survey" this time and next round on your own trip, you would know where to go and where not.. :)

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    1. true, we couldn't afford to spend too much time on each place of interest.

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  8. Tarak pose with funny photos there? Would be cute

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    1. guess I have more pose with the colosseum..

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  9. Pity you saw it from far. Would be great if can go in.

    But what a wonderful experience for you. Did the guide share a lot of historical tid bits on it?

    I would've love to hear them! :-)

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    1. Seems that ladies were only allowed to sit on the upper seats so that they couldn't really see what's actually happening down there. Colosseum was a happening thing as those days they didn't have any other form of entertainment.

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  10. I love this place and it looks very nice with blue sky background!!! =]

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    1. true and it was very sunny on that day.

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  11. I really love this building and wish to visit there someday. So many movies have been made there but I believe they used the props to create the same stadium.

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  12. I am surprised that you all did not enter that place but took photos from afar... So near yet so far!

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  13. Sigh, you didn't go near or even enter the famous place eh... rush trip lor...

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  14. At least you've been here to see the colosseum with your own eyes...

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  15. It forever will be my in my dreams...

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