It seems so far away now, and long ago, that trip to Europe last summer. Even more so when re-viewing photographs of The Coloseum and Public Forum, which were ancient even in ancient time, when artists throughout the ages flocked here to paint these wonders that still stand like a thread through time, tying us all together.
Below are a few of my photos of the Coloseum that I took last summer, along with paintings of the same from long, long ago. I’ll do the same for The Public Forum in another post.
Here we see the floor of the Coloseum, the arena where the gladiators fought and Christians died, as well as a view under the floor, the little cells where they prepared for battle and were held captive.
The cross in the Coloseum was a place of pilgrimage through the ages.
I loved seeing this Selfie from the 1500’s! So I’ll end with my own selfie, nearly 500 years later.
I love the pictures from both current time and past times!
So glad you enjoyed!
Writing to Freedom said:
Fun perspectives on now and then.
Thank you Brad! It was fun working on this post.
I had fun putting these together. So happy you enjoyed!
laura bruno lilly said:
We spent too short a time at this place…so huge and ‘many layered’.
The joining of antiquity with modern day that is so common in Europe – especially there in Roma continues to amaze me…I think that’s due to living in this young country called the US of A.
Thanks for including a photo of yourself – you look great and I’m sure it’s a welcome reminder of some goods times from the not-so-distant past.
Yes, that’ juxtaposition of the ancient and modern is so interesting. My cousins hated all the street art scribbled across walls, marring the old world look of things, but I found it rather exciting and interesting, that intertwining.
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James Burgess said:
Finally went this summer. Was a very interesting tour and to imagine what was.
Discover and Explore said:
Beautiful pictures! Thank you. https://almostrome.wordpress.com/