It was constructed towards year 16-15 to C and donated by Marco Agripa (son-in-law of Augusto emperor), it dates almost from the same time of the foundation of Emerita Augusta (Merida). It was in use until second half of century IV, undergoing some remodelings in century I and II d.C. The capacity of the Theater was of 6,000 people. The launching slips or "caveas" of semicircular form are divided in 3 sectors: IMA, AVERAGE, SUMMA CAVEA where the different social classes from the time were distributed. In front of IMA CAVEA it was the "semicircular Orchesta" destined the choirs. The scene with a length of 60 meters. With length and 7 meters of depth it was covered originally with wood. The front of the scene is made up of entrants and of two rows of columns that reach 18m of height, being they located the sculptures like decorative element.
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Angelillo (9374) 2006-08-17 17:54
Hola Goncalo. Muy interesante y util nota, y muy bella la panorámica. No es fácil ver en una fotografía el teatro completo. Además, has logrado muy buena definición y el punto de vista que has adoptado me gusta mucho. ¿Has probado a suprimir de los laterales el espacio que queda con los focos? Se pierde un poco de las gradas, pero tal vez gana protagonismo la arquitectura y desaparecen los focos, que distraen un poco. Gracias por esta fotografía.
rl245267 (845) 2006-08-17 20:39
Nice panoramic view and an informative note explaining the history of the ruin.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-08-18 1:23
Pelo que mostras na tua foto, este deve ser um lugar muito bonito. Gosto muito da vista panorâmica que escolheste para a composição. Quanto às cores, estão bem, apesar do céu estar um pouco claro, em particular do lado esquerdo. Também vi a versão grande da foto e como era de esperar perdeu definição.
gelor (3229) 2006-08-18 2:03
Joli ce panoramique ! Belles composition, netteté, couleurs. Merci également pour la note intéressante.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-08-18 4:05
Excellent capture of one of the most famous Roman ruins. I can imagine what a place this must have been in the olden days.
Thanks for sharing and the wonderful note.
With Greetings from India
abulafia (4900) 2006-08-18 12:26
I love these big panoramas of yours, this one reminds me of a roman theater i visted in Algeria in the early nineties, the center part looks exactly the same.
really sharp and crisp shot, and it seem very close in the big version.
kLe (2196) 2006-09-02 13:51
Hi,Gonçalo. I see that you visited Emerita Augusta some days before I did (I was there on 16th and 17th August) and I can know how difficult is to catch a picture like this. Though this theater is big and the stands are high, it is difficult to catch in a picture the stage completely. Though you do not explain it in your note, I think you used a wide lens rather than sticht various pictures.
But the most difficult for me is to have this view without tourists here and there. How did you get it? As Angelillo tells, perhaps you could try another crop to eliminate the lights.
Congratulations for this sharp picture of the old capital of Lusitania. I am posting now a travelogue in this region and will include some pictures of Merida.
paura (47166) 2006-12-01 16:21
Incrível fotografia, Gonçalo. O excelente POV que você adotou permitiu uma das melhores composições possíveis para um fotografia desse lindo lugar.
Excelente trabalho, amigo.
kiks (11779) 2008-05-21 13:52
Hi Goncalo, lovely stich. I'm now also trying to learn more about stiching and this one is marvellous. Als o the place is fantastic. I'm so glad that is still perservd and in use.
Have a grest evening
Felip (3907) 2008-10-30 10:56
Hi Gonçalo, very well balanced shot. The cropping you have made here, works very good. Excellent!