Colosseum, video

Here’s another look at the Colosseum from the interior, this time a video pan from the floor level. It gives you a good sense of what it might have been like looking up at the audience.

If you have the time, take in as much of the Colosseum as possible, including a tour of the substructures, the highest points, and around the exterior. A knowledgeable guide or doing your homework about the site will make any visit that much better.

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Cathedral, Segovia, Spain

Segovia’s Cathedral stands atop the hill in the old town, fronting a plaza that has an excellent market.

DSC_2872Like many historical structures, the cathedral has been repaired and reconstructed lately, which I was glad to see because the last time I was here I could not get inside.

DSC_2884The towering columns are clean, showing the master stonework. The detail photo below reveals the remnants of paint that once adorned the columns.

DSC_2879There’s plenty of gold leaf around the pipe organ as well:

DSC_2896Note the people in the photo above, which provide scale to the size of this structure. I’ll post again about some of the art in the cathedral. Check back soon!

Astorga Cathedral, Spain

The square towers of Astorga’s Cathedral stand tall over the town as well as the nearby Episcopal Palace designed by Gaudí.

DSC_2819.JPGNote the different colors due to the fact that the towers were built at different times. Inside, you’ll find some incredible artwork such as the tableau shown in the next photo.

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This is not the largest Cathedral in Spain, but, like all of them, it has it’s own story and grace.

DSC_2809I can look at these places again and again, appreciating the work it took to build them. Take your time, find a quiet spot, and just listen to the stones.

DSC_2802Enjoy every visit!