Thursday, 5 November 2009

Floundering with the Flavian Amphitheater

Urm...floundering because the Colosseum is so... well colossal...and trying to fit the gigantic structure (or at least the better parts of it) into my tiny camera frame proved to be no easy task. I did take some shots of it from a distance but I'll be posting up those photos later. For now, I'll just be posting up pics of its parts. I hope you like them.






I particularly like this shot... a tiny fragile flower, next to the colosseum. A great many opposites.
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I found the orange rays of the sun peeking out through the arches interesting.




The moon was out early one day and I thought that was a nice addition to the otherwise spotless sky.

9 comments:

  1. Wow great shots! You said in your previous post you got pictures of what most other tourists had, but I think maybe not. I love the shot of the flower infront of the colosseum :)

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  2. Lly...my favorite is the black and white..great photo with the moon in the background. I would love to visit Italy...I have been all around western Europe but did not get into Italy. I kick myself every day!

    Dan

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  3. These are truly gorgeous! That one is my fave too..with the flower...wow! What fun it must be to be able to take in such magnificent scenery and archive it..you are wonderfully talented! Bravo!!

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  4. iLikeToWrite... Thanks. Your comment is very encouraging :D

    Dan... If you get a chance, you should visit Italy. It is a really beautiful place :) But you're really lucky to have traveled most o western Europe.

    Kiki... Thank you. The holiday in Rome was fun :)

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  5. Wowww. Those are some BEAUTIFUL shots! They're so majestic! I love how your photography always includes a bit(or a lot) of magic!

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  6. It's a long time since I visited Rome. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Your shots are very appealing, I particularly like the third one with the orange rays.

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  7. Beautiful!!! Thank you for the photos of this world tour that I got to take without leaving my chair.
    ;^)
    (I still want to see it "for real" some day!)
    ;^)

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  8. Jay...thanks. Haha, the colosseum is very majestic.

    Joan... Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'm glad you liked the photos.

    Cynthia...Isn't photography such an amazing thing? We get to see the world by looking at what others capture without having to go anywhere. But of course, nothing beats viewing the sights in person.

    Shraddha...Hi. Thanks for following my blog ;D

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