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The Colosseum in Rome, Italy at night

Flavian Amphitheatre Colosseum Rome Italy Night
One of the most impressive buildings I’ve photographed, the Colosseum or Coliseum in Rome is definitely a place that you should spend a few hours visiting and admiring, mostly if you are into architecture and history.

I had the opportunity to visit the interior and also to see the facade during key hours of the day, and although that sunset golden light was beautiful, I chose to photograph the Colosseum at night, not only because less people are around and you can pay more attention to details, but also because I found that the building was even more beautiful with all the artificial lighting.

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is located in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering.

Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in 70 AD, and was completed in 80 AD under his successor and heir Titus. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian (81–96). These three emperors are known as the Flavian dynasty, and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius).

It is very impressive to see the remains of the building after more than two thousand years, wars and earthquakes. While I was photographing the Colosseum, I kept thinking and imagining how beautiful it must have been just after the construction was completed.

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