05 Sept. Colosseum or Colosseo is one of the ancient masterpieces of art. To begin with it was a place of entertainment, “built” by Emperor Vespasian in 70A.D. This huge amphitheater (which can hold up to 70,000 to 80,000 people at a time) is built of stone and concrete, and was used for the Roman games of yore, including gladiatorial contests (remember the film Gladiator?), contests, execution of Christians, etc.
Thanks to Justin Tirkey, I spent some good time at the Colosseum, enjoyed its beauty.
You see thousands of visitors at this ancient marvel, everyday!
People shoot films, here!
Opposite this monument is a another monument, something like India Gate – a rather long, broad passage and a tall monument resembling India Gate.
On another side are the ruins of the ancient city of Rome
The hills and chambers indicating its past glory
–> This (above) is what I meant by “India Gate” like monument opposite the Colosseum
Another view of the Colosseum
People ready to entertain tourists, all the time – with horses and horse carts, music, singing, etc.