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Colosseum (4)

Posted by
Sarito (Basingstoke, United Kingdom) on 12 December 2009 in Architecture.


The arena itself was 83 meters by 48 meters (272 ft by 157 ft / 280 by 163 Roman feet).[14] It comprised a wooden floor covered by sand (the Latin word for sand is harena or arena), covering an elaborate underground structure called the hypogeum (literally meaning "underground"). Little now remains of the original arena floor, but the hypogeum is still clearly visible. It consisted of a two-level subterranean network of tunnels and cages beneath the arena where gladiators and animals were held before contests began...continue reading (Wikipedia).

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uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

i love the symmetry, perspective and scale. amazing framing :)

12 Dec 2009 5:40am

Kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great shot

12 Dec 2009 6:45am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive image! Human small...!!! Greetings Adela

12 Dec 2009 9:04am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Great shot..nicely framed. I'm really enjoying looking in to the Colisseum..it's so interesting.

12 Dec 2009 10:12am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

remembers to me... 1996 !

12 Dec 2009 10:29am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

oh my! I like this one. Great symmetry.

12 Dec 2009 11:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fine composition.

12 Dec 2009 4:03pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Great and clean as always.Congratulations!

12 Dec 2009 4:50pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Sarito,
a huge and interesting view and explanation. It is good that there are no gladiators are fighting more.
Dear greetings Christel

12 Dec 2009 5:46pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What an awesome place! I'm sure I've seen an example where someone has used a similar image and reprocessed it to look like the film "300" or "Gladiator". Fancy giving it a try?

12 Dec 2009 6:01pm

@Curly: Very interesting.. I will give it a go.. I will have to look up on the net for some tutorial.. If you know some please let me know :).

Thank you for your comments.

Val37 from Tours, France

very nice ! I like the ligtht !

12 Dec 2009 8:13pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

GREAT view, lucky you.

12 Dec 2009 8:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful lighting and crisp details! Well done Sarito! ;-)

12 Dec 2009 9:43pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Another great view of the Colosseum!! Fantastic composition and framing!

12 Dec 2009 11:08pm

Martine from Brest, France

C'est impressionnant !

13 Dec 2009 4:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very fine and interesting shot.

13 Dec 2009 6:50am

Oncho from Granada, Spain

Me gusta que nos enseñes el coliseo desde tu punto de vista, no he tenido la oportunidad de ir...gracia Sarito por la foto de tu viaje

13 Dec 2009 9:24am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful perspective!

13 Dec 2009 12:59pm

ishm from dubai, United Arab Emirates

wow! great angle! reminds me of the movies jumper :)

13 Dec 2009 4:54pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

When we were here... they were in the middle of making that deck across the middle... my hubby actually walked through the bottom of here many years ago... alas, they stopped it as to many people were chipping bits of the building away...

16 Dec 2009 4:19am

@Fliss: I would have loved to get closer to the basement.. Thank you for you comment again.

1/400 second
ISO 100
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