The Colisseum
Rome, 2006

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The Colisseum was within walking distance of the Tourist House
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And we were impressed with its immensity.
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It's right at the edge of the whole Ancient World - here the Arch of Constantine
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And you can look across to the Forum
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and down to the ancient Baths
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It's quite impressive
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You go in, and at first it looks like any other stadium
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Then you walk through an arch..
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and you're astonished at its immensity.
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The real action went on below the surface...
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and you can see a bit of the ancient flooring.
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and the royal booths
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There's a nice museum in the upper halls
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with mosaics
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and the charming scribe
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You can see the construction here
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For me it's a big deal to be here...
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but for another, it's where she walks her dog.