Good Morning Everyone,
Believe me, the Beta version here is much clearer and larger.
Yesterday, I showed the Roman entrance gate to Trier and couldn't wait to see the Roman Amphitheatre which was closely situated in the city.
Trier Roman Amphitheatre may have been constructed as early as the first century AD, but was certainly in use by the second century.
Able to hold around 20,000 spectators, Trier Roman Amphitheatre would have been the site of fierce gladiatorial battles, also involving animals. In fact, tunnels have been found under Trier Roman Amphitheatre which would have been used to house these animals together with unfortunate prisoners of the Roman Empire.
Beautifully preserved, the Roman Amphitheatre of Trier now hosts open-air events and even the city’s antiquity festival. It is part of Trier’s UNESCO World Heritage sites list. - HISTORVIUS
I remember how excited I was to see it but surprised that on such a lovely day, there were hardly any other visitors! Maybe they were all in the museum, for that was very busy!
Have a lovely weekend. Bev :-)
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ikeharel (78317) 2017-03-18 2:27
This place was one big miss for us, as it was pouring rain when we were there and except for a quick glance through the entrance - we merely stayed under shelter for the rest of the time.
But, I can recognize the place and the beautiful green now, at the area where was the seats in Roman's time.
Excellent depth from the left side wall to the far side cypress trees.
Enjoy your weekend,
Silvio1953 (152991) 2017-03-18 6:01
Ciao cara Bev, lovely composition with good DOF, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (88317) 2017-03-18 6:10
Je suis très content d'en apprendre un peu plus sur cet amphithéâtre romain en Allemagne, quoique on en voit bien peu dans ce cadrage qui nous montre beaucoup plus la verdure environnante.
holmertz (59142) 2017-03-18 6:10
You found a nice angle where the wall anchors the view to the foreground. To me this looks like a relatively modest amphitheater, so I'm surprised that it could hold 20.000 spectators. Maybe people were much smaller in those days ;-). Probably the theatre is much larger than we can actually see from here. It is anyway a very pleasant view with such green surroundings.
Nicou (151064) 2017-03-18 7:33
quel jeu d'ombre et ce rond sur l'herbe sueprbe compo et vue avec ce mure rond de pierre et en fond la place rond la place romaine et le parc vert splendide.
Braov et amitié
Energysavingelk (2820) 2017-03-18 7:58
this might have been done plain and simple.
You managed to escape the danger. And I share your feelings for meeting only few people there. But remember: we Germans west of Rhine river are used to it. This was roman territory. Their culture can still be detected in our streets. Those guys in the dense forests right from Rhine will always envy us. Not to speak of the British greenkeepers...
serp2000 (45858) 2017-03-18 8:17
I miss the summer colors and this is another reason to love this picturesque view. Unfortunately, the Romans did not visit Eastern Europa till the Urals and we have nothing from that Empire. Excellent report from Trier!
Well, I think we both have a photo of Mike from a hospital.
He wrote with humor as always. I hope he will get soon.
Fis2 (106408) 2017-03-18 9:13
Curious place, interesting amphitheatre.
Good frame and colors.
I like shadow.
cornejo (46782) 2017-03-18 13:23
Hi Bev, very good photograph of this interesting Roman amphitheater, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Affectionate greetings from the south of Spain.
lousat (97585) 2017-03-18 16:33
Hi Bev,original choice of point of view to take this roman amphitheatre,so well preserved as i can see,not like the most of Italy more times in ruin. No people in the pic and this is great,excellent quality as usual. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (117855) 2017-03-19 4:18
Trier must have been a sizeable city in its heyday. Perhaps 200k people? The wall at left is well positioned on the vertical 1/3 axis. Good sharpness, colour & saturation. The exit entry path in the distance adds lead in lines. Tfs!
emka (106772) 2017-03-21 0:20
Hello Bev, Another archive picture from Trier. I am sure you have a lot beautiful pictures to show, this is such beautiful town with many splendid monuments. Nice view opf this antique theater, with grass instead of the seats. Lovely composition, nice greenery.
Kind regards MAlgo .
PaulVDV (32641) 2017-03-21 13:28
You were surprised not to see many other visitors. I remember this amphiteatre in Trier and I also remember I was a little bit disappointed. Before I had seen other amphitheaters in South Europe and I guess with these reminders came a slight disappointment in Trier.
I'd like to underline that you present us here an excellent picture of this amphitheatre.
Original with the wall on the left side and its shadow that falls on the grass, filling well the empty space there.
The colours are superb, lots of fresh green tones under a blue summer sky.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (43407)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/2, 1/21 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2017-03-18 2:15