When I was planning our trip to Rome, one of the places that I prioritized to visit was the Colosseum. I’m really not sure why it was way above in my list of places to see but back then, I was really very excited to visit it over the equally stunning and popular Fountain of Trevi and Spanish Steps.
As I was walking around the Colosseum, images from the scenes of the movie The Gladiator played in my head. It must have been amazing to have stood beside other Romans as they watched brave and gallant men fight one another to the death. I could imagine the cheers of the crowd as they go wild when their warrior wins over the other. It must have been as crazy as our modern-day fights like boxing/UFC matches.
It was almost noon when most of the tourists left the area. This gave me the perfect time to take some photos. The lighting wasn’t very nice but I managed to take some shots with the help of my tripod and camera’s live view. I apologize for shooting it in different colors, I was still adjusting with my new camera then.
(this main road led to the Colosseum. Somehow this is a proof of the saying that “All roads lead to Rome.” haha)