Adventures in Yonderland

A log of my adventures, both real and imagined.

The Colosseum and Roman Forum


My last post to Rome. For the foreseeable future at least. I think it was my favorite city, just because of the history and the buildings.

And this is one of them.

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Yep. There it is my friends, the Colosseum. And from the inside.

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Imagine this thing when it wasn’t stripped of its original white marble. Imagine it whole, full of tens of thousands of people. Imagine 80 elevators in the ground all over the field to bring all manners of sets, animals, people and who knows what else to the surface at a moment’s notice.

And now about the fact that it’s roughly 2,000-ish years old. I mean, the Romans invented a distance-counting machine no one could repeat until Da Vinci (mostly because they were using the wrong kinds of cogs).

And then there is the Roman Forum. Which is literally just acres of history scattered around. I honestly can’t go into all of it, but here are two super impressive structures.

First, Constantine’s Basilica/Cathedral. This is the 1/3 of the original structure still standing.

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Yeah. This thing was massive.

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And then there is the Arch of Septimius Severus. Which is one of the best-preserved pieces in the entire forum. Which mostly looks like this.

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All in all. It’s just cool.

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