Friday, October 1, 2010

Yes, that is Daryl in front of the Colosseum. And yes, that is a nun taking a photo. The photo of the inside of the stadium shows the holding cells underneath the main stage (which obviously no longer exists). To demonstrate naval battles, they obviously flooded all the holding cells and above.

1 comment:

C-Sted said...

It is fascinating that the Romans managed to perform such spectacular feats of engineering. Not only could the Colosseum be flooded for naval combat, but it also had a movable cloth "roof" which adjusted to shade the audience. The entire building could be filled in emptied in a matter of minutes due to the vomitoriums (essentially large exits). The entire building is a testament to the Roman tradition of combining style with utilitarianism.