Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rome: Colosseum and Environs

Photos by Jack Waldron
The Colosseum, named after the colossal statute that Nero erected of himself next to the building in the image of Helios, while, the true name of the building is the Flavian Amphitheater.
The Colosseum viewed through Parco Oppio (pictured above).
The Arch of Constantine, next to the Colosseum, depicting a scene from the Roman Forum (rectangular relief), with the medallions taken from an unknown monument erected by Hadrian (left: a boar hunt, right: a pastoral sacrifice).
The Arch of Constantine, next to the Colosseum, here depicting scenes of Marcus Aurelius engaged in civil duties (pictured above).
Standing in front of the Vittorio Emanuele II monument (pictured above).
The Vittorio Emanuele II monument viewed across the Rome Forum (pictured above).
Standing next to the Column of Trajan, which is finely decorated with a helix depicting the victories over the Dacian's (pictured above).
Guards at the gate of the Nymphaeum of Alexander Severus, in the Piazzo Vittorio (pictured above and below).

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