The Colosseum, the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, is probably the most impressive building of the Roman empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era. The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight. The elliptical building is immense, measuring 188m by 156m and reaching a height of more than 48 meter (159 ft). The Colosseum could accommodate some 55,000 spectators who could enter the building through no less than 80 entrances.
The building is awe-inspiring, and it’s not difficult to imagine the gruesome gladitorial contests, executions, mock sea battles, animal hunts and dramas that it hosted. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people and more than a million animals died in the Colosseum Games. The building remains partially ruined, a legacy from devastating earthquakes and stone robbers, but is still breathtaking in its architecture. And there is no shortage of plume-helmetted faux gladiators on hand for a photo opportunity should you wish to reanact your own battle.
I dont think that any serious photographer is willing to leave Rome without shot of Colosseum with trails of light created by passing car and long exposure effect. I'm not an exception to it. I was lucky to capture bus lights in this shot.
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Lens’s focal length: 17.00 - 40.00 mm, Photo Focal length: 20.00 mm, Aperture: 18, Exposure time: 32.0 s, ISO: 100
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