Friday, October 12, 2007

The Colosseum

2007 oct 12 rome img_6031 (by Dave Reinhardt)

No doubt this is one of the most impressive (remaining) buildings of the ancient world. Sight lines are enough to make the designers of the Emirates Stadium jealous and the claimed 20 minutes departure time for 50 000 spectators would make Transport for London envious.

But at the end of the day, there's that gnawing feeling that this place was built with the proceeds from the sacking of Jerusalem and the destruction of the 2nd Temple - and that's just not cool.

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