The building measures 136 m (446 ft) in length and 109 m (358 ft) wide, and features 120 arches. It has an oval arena surrounded by terraces, arcades on two levels (60 in all), bleachers, a system of galleries, drainage system in many corridors of access and staircases for a quick exit from the crowd. It was obviously inspired by the Colosseum in Rome (72-80), being built slightly later (90). The amphitheatre was not expected to receive 25,000 spectators, the architect was therefore forced to reduce the size and replace the dual system of galleries outside the Coliseum by a single annular gallery. This difference is explained by the conformation of the land. This "temple" of the games housed gladiators and hunting scenes for more than four centuries.
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aliabazari (10105) 2012-11-02 0:25
Khyrknndh beautiful architecture. Good depth. I love it.
JFS (32077) 2012-11-02 0:38
Beautiful pic in a very difficult light conditions, I like this small piece of blue sky from Provence!
Have a good day Barbara!
timecapturer (30256) 2012-11-02 3:59
love the symmetry and light in this wonderful enticing composition. Compelling and irresistible textures that give us a great sense of its magnificent height and age. At least we know which way the toilets are too eh? Hehehe! ;-)
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
Nicou (97583) 2012-11-02 4:23
quelle compo e tiamge quel jeu d'ombres et lumièrs, sueprbe colonnes cette belle lumière qui filtre quelle captage sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (73056) 2012-11-02 6:33
Ciekawa ta budowla.
Lubie takie stare obiekty.
Ladny kadr, swiatlo i cien.
tedesse (22096) 2012-11-02 8:55
Piekny pionowy kadr pokazujacy potege tej budowli.
Wspaniale kolory i swiatlocienie.
ayferaldanmaz (934) 2012-11-02 10:04
the frame is presented in a very pleasing way between sunshine and shade, both have superb clarilty and sharpness. you've managed the light very skillfully and have achieved excellent perspective drawing into the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
have a lovely weekend,
Highmountains (1834) 2012-11-02 10:14
Excellent use of Light and Colour in this photograph.
The colours of the old walls are almost similar. Strong daylight passing through the columns and hitting the walls, creates a variety in visual experience - which would otherwise have been a monotone.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (36179) 2012-11-02 10:20
Lep pogled na hodnike koloseuma ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep trenutak sa senkom.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the coliseum corridors ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, beautiful moment with a shadow.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend.
Zucca (4306) 2012-11-02 10:21
Great, spectacular viewpoint taken inside the arenas, it's very impressive and well done, with a well-managed light and a good sharpness. Congratulations !
Have a nice evening !
Gigidusud (8000) 2012-11-02 13:23
Great capture of this nice architecture,i like the light and the textures.Well done.
Have a nice week-end.
zoomer (3580) 2012-11-02 14:29
Hello Barbara,this was a difficult exposure and the highlights suffered a little but the composition captures all the ancient magnificents of the architecture well in color and detail.All the best,Wolf.
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (28273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-01 20:37