January 13, 2008

THE KILLING ZONE OF GLADIATORS

(the Colosseum)
(the Colosseum)
(hallway at the Colosseum)
(the detail of hypogeum of the Colosseum;
wooden walkway is a modern structure)
(all photos taken in 2003)

Recently HBO shows the movie "Gladiator" quite frequently. It is a good movie even though I have watched it several times. One of the major scenes in the movie is the Colosseum.

The Colosseum was built almost 2000 year ago and the major purpose was for gladiator death match; what a bloody sports and entertainment!!

The Colosseum is a must attraction for all the visitors to Rome because it is the symbol of Roman Empire. When visiting the Colosseum, you will be astonished by its huge and complicated structures. No wonder people always say "Rome was not built in one day."

7 comments:

alwang said...

I've been there in 2004 during a business trip. I saw a couple kissing and barely taking off their tops at a bench at a corner outside the Colosseum. That was really a good live show.

James Tung said...

Albert, all I can say is "you were lucky!!!"

bo2 said...

看到這個,讓我想到美度錶,呵呵呵呵~~
對了,你應該買海豹部隊的錶才對呀!!!
酷帥又耐用!!!

James Tung said...

為什麼想到美度錶? 義大利我會想到"沛納海"ㄟ。

bo2 said...

http://211.78.161.57/res/gdsale/st_pic/0375/st-375221-3.jpg

美度表的經典款~~靈感來自競技場

James Tung said...

果然是藝術大師,又學到一件事。謝謝

HJC said...

兩位大師...在下才疏學淺..只聽過美度表...但長啥樣沒見過....

這輩子真的想去一次..看電影
特效...不如身歷其境去體驗氣勢磅礡的競技場