The Arena, Verona by lezvee
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The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy, which is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. The building itself was built in AD 30 on a site which was then beyond the city walls. The round façade of the building was originally composed of white and pink limestone from Valpolicella, but after a major earthquake in 1117, which almost completely destroyed the structure’s outer ring, except for the so-called “ala”, the stone was quarried for re-use in other buildings. (Wikipedia)

Camera used: Nikon Coolpix E3200

I live in the UK and in 2011 when I joined Red Bubble,started experimenting with different settings and angles. I enjoy finding suitable pictures of flowers, Scotland, reflections, lamps and seats and have now branched out into different subjects.
In 2013 I finally realised my dream of visiting Australia and New Zealand. Whilst there I purchased a Pentax camera so have been able to expand my portfolio of flower macros among other new and exciting subjects.

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  • metriognome
    metriognome9 months ago

    1 image/24hrs

  • Thank you for accepting my image into your group

    – lezvee

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuits9 months ago

    Looks a lovely building Lesley, and such history also.

  • Thanks Richard – it is amazing inside. The acoustics are fantastic. I saw opera here for the first time ever and it was brilliant. (the seating was a bit hard though – stone “shelves” for 4 hours!!!!)

    – lezvee

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchell9 months ago

    An excellent description about an interesting photo

  • Thank you Fred. I believe you have been there?

    – lezvee

  • Martha Sherman
    Martha Sherman9 months ago

    Wonderful shot, made more enjoyable by reading its history.

  • Thank you so much Martha

    – lezvee

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder9 months ago

    Interesting read and a fabulous shot, the red really pops and I find the Egyptian quite intriguing in this setting

  • Thank you – the Egyptian was a prop for one of the operas. They are all stored out doors around the back of the arena, although this one was on the front

    – lezvee

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep9 months ago

    Beautiful! Thanks for adding this to IWP!!

  • Thank you Gena – so pleased you like it.

    – lezvee

  • Elena Skvortsova
    Elena Skvortsova9 months ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you – it’s a fascinating building

    – lezvee

  • Also, thank you for the fav.

    – lezvee

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