Ancient sky

August 22, 2012

The Colosseum in Rome is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. It’s not just the size, but the colours of the stone seem to change according to the time of day.

I took this photo on my recent trip to Italy. It was a Friday lunchtime, and very warm – about 30C. The Colosseum was perfectly silhouetted against the perfect blue sky.

The Colosseum was built in 70-80 AD, which makes it over 1,940 years old. Imagine all those gladiators who stood and looked at that same sky as they entered the arena, all those terrible battles that took place. Incredible.








This is my entry for The Gallery – the theme this week is ‘sky’.

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  • Gemma Ray August 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I am desperate to visit Italy! This pic is great. Makes me want to book a flight right away. X

  • LauraCYMFT August 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    That is a beautiful picture!

  • notmyyearoff August 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I loved Rome when I went but it mostly chucked it down. The coloseum still looked very majestic against a murky sky though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah August 22, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Wow, that really is a thought to dwell on. Incredible.

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  • Emma The Mini Mes and Me August 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

    A beautiful photo. I would love to visit x

  • Jenny (@justphotosbyme) August 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

    what a background! – I think a blue sky makes it seem even more dramatic

  • bluebirdsunshine August 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Such amazing colour, and a perfect backdrop to such an incredible building.

  • cookjarlife / littlesnapshotmoments August 22, 2012 at 8:32 am

    lovely photo ๐Ÿ™‚ rome is always so beautiful

  • Lesley Beeton August 22, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Yes, lovely. Roman sky ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Emma @mummymummymum August 22, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Lovely photo, Rome is amazing, definitely one of my favourite cities!

  • Erica Price August 22, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I would love to visit Rome – one of these days (sighs to herself).