Colosseum, exterior

Of course, any visit to Rome requires a stop by the Colosseum. Here are a couple of exterior views. To say it is a massive structure is an understatement. Yes, it is large but it is massive in the sense that it is a huge pile of brick and stone, well-constructed to last centuries.

DSC_3435In fact, later generations used the Colosseum as a quarry for stone to build other buildings through the centuries. Moving slightly closer:

DSC_3383The design has survived the ages, forming the basis for most large public venues in the modern era. The Romans figured all this out and stuck with it almost two thousand years ago. The next post will show the inside. Stay tuned.

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