Wednesday, May 12, 2010


This card brings back such nice memories!
Italy... one of the few countries I have visited during a school holiday a looooong time ago... I remember the beautiful and historic city, amazing art and architecture. .... To stand in front of one of the Seven Wonders of the World was incredible.I think the Colosseum is astonishing, and is a sight that everyone should visit at least once!

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the center of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

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