Colosseum (1)

Posted by Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 9 December 2009 in Architecture.


The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.. continue reading (Wikipedia).

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uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

lovely framing, details, and color :-)

9 Dec 2009 5:11am

@uvaraj: Thank you, Uvaraj,.

Sugata from Newark, United States

Nice details! This building never grows old...

9 Dec 2009 5:39am

@Sugata: Thank you Sugata.

Adrian from Vancouver, Canada

Nice capture. The last time I visited the Colosseum was over 10 years ago. Still looks great!

9 Dec 2009 6:31am

@Adrian: Thank you very much, Adrian.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Ah Something I recognise! Lovely must have waited a long time to get an empty road?! Perfectly composed..

9 Dec 2009 8:23am

@MrsAmber: Yes... I had to wait a long time.. Thank you.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

:) I love Rome! Fantastic photo!

9 Dec 2009 8:53am

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you Ana.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Looking like a postcard ;) Very classical but well photographed, Sarito ! I like it :)

9 Dec 2009 9:14am

@Tamara: Thank you very much, Tamara.

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful picture!! It's one of the most amazing Roman ancient construction!

9 Dec 2009 9:22am

@David Nos: Thank you David.

Oncho from Granada, Spain

Buen trabajo...Colosal!

9 Dec 2009 9:29am

@Oncho: Muchas gracias, Oncho.

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful photo well composed, beautiful colour, bravo!

9 Dec 2009 10:17am

@Theys: Thank you very much, Theys.

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Whenever I see this picture evoke reality! It was the 70s and the car ran around like crazy! Tno Now I see none! A splendid building. Well seen! Greetings Adela

9 Dec 2009 10:25am

@Fonts: Thank you very much.

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Rome the eternal city very well represented by this excellent photo of the Circus.

9 Dec 2009 10:34am

@Álvaro: Thank you, Alvaro.

fabrizio from rome, Italy

very nice light and framing

9 Dec 2009 10:49am

@fabrizio: Thank you very much, Fabrizio.

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The very last time that I stood in this spot was August 1984, and although I have travelled extensively through Italy, it's 25 years since my time in Rome. This beautiful image makes me want to return. When I ventured inside, there were cats runing around and living wild, and I was so overwhelmed by the architecture and ghosts of days gone by. A wonderfuul shot

9 Dec 2009 10:53am

@SOUL AFLAME: I am glad this brought back good memories..:). Thank you very much for your comments.

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

Postcard perfect. I would like to travel here one day.

9 Dec 2009 12:48pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you very much..

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

You've captured the grandeur of the Colosseum really perfect with a lovely blue sky as a backdrop!

9 Dec 2009 1:01pm

@Monique: Thank you very much, Monique.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Sarito.....but where are all the people? Every time I have been there it has always been swarming with people...... ;-)

9 Dec 2009 1:13pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you Eric... I had to wait for a long time for the perfect shot....

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous :)

9 Dec 2009 1:47pm

@bekkah: Thank you Bekkah.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

A classic, beautiful shot!

9 Dec 2009 2:12pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you Luca.

AG from London, United Kingdom

Such a classic structure and your no-nonsense approach to the image is the best way, in my view.

9 Dec 2009 2:15pm

@AG: Thank you very much.

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good afternoon Sarito,
very interesting and impressive. The colors are brilliant. Dear greetings Christel

9 Dec 2009 2:19pm

@Christel: Thank you, Christel.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding capture. Excellent composition and detail.

9 Dec 2009 3:01pm

@john4jack: Thank you, Jack.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful picture . One really need to be overwhelmed by the architecture :)

9 Dec 2009 3:43pm

@MARIANA: Thank you Mariana.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Beautiful photo!

9 Dec 2009 4:25pm

@Earnest: Thank you Earnest.

ishm from dubai, United Arab Emirates

A classic shot indeed! wish i was there...looking back at those bag packing days, didn't do rome..instead went to milan and venice..shud've..sigh*

9 Dec 2009 6:02pm

@ishm: Thank you very much, Ishm.. You have a reason to go back to Italy :).

dideban from mashhad, Iran

I like shot

9 Dec 2009 6:06pm

@dideban: Thank you!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great clarity and detail with a beautiful blue sky to boot! That darn white cube! ;-)

9 Dec 2009 6:42pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven.

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Brilliant - I love the fact you had a clear blue sky day to capture this. The detail on the building is great.

9 Dec 2009 7:10pm

@Kiwisa: Thank you very much, Kiwisa.

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot of this famous landmark, you do it justice

9 Dec 2009 8:01pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you very much, Graham.

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Iconic, one of the most photographed buildings along with the pyramids. Excellent framing.

9 Dec 2009 8:35pm

@Michael: Thank you, Michael.

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines


9 Dec 2009 8:40pm

@Pepe Cabrera: Thank you, Pepe.

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Great shot, Sarito!

9 Dec 2009 9:23pm

@Kate: Thanks, kate.

eva from Rouen, France

Yes ! I remember ! Marvelous !

9 Dec 2009 10:08pm

@eva: Thank you, Eva.

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Postcard material! This is lovely. I love how the blue sky shows it off :)

9 Dec 2009 10:34pm

Ajay from Pune, India

A structure that remains charming from any angle, in any time.

10 Dec 2009 12:46am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Ahhhhh... loved that place... we were there first thing in the morning and there was hardly anyone there... I am loving the shots of Roma... ciao...

Here is my few photos of Rome/Sicily/Sorrento if you are interested in looking at them. At the time I was just 'learning' photography...

10 Dec 2009 2:21am

@Fliss: Thank you very much Fliss. I had a look at your photos on flickr they are beautiful.. thanks for the link.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that is gorgeous!

10 Dec 2009 4:16am

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