Taken earlier this year (2008) when every one else had gone home. This is a 30 second exposure of the Colleseum in Rome.
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The Colosseum or Roman Coliseum is the largest ever built amphitheatre in the Roman Empire. It is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.

Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started between 70 and 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian’s reign (81–96).

Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. As well as the gladiatorial games, other public spectacles were held there, such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The building ceased to be used for entertainment in the early medieval era. It was later reused for such purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for a religious order, a fortress, a quarry, and a Christian shrine.

It has been estimated that about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals died in the Colosseum games.

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    SNAPPYDAVEabout 6 years ago

    fantastic work Tommy … fave

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    Paul Thompson ...about 6 years ago

    Cheers Snappy, appreciate the comment

  • Adrian Rachele
    Adrian Racheleabout 6 years ago

    Very nice perspective and great comp.

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaalmost 6 years ago

    great perspective! love it.

  • linda858100
    linda858100over 5 years ago


  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks alot Kathy

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  • champion
    championover 5 years ago

    Great shot, well done

  • Thank you very much

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  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellover 5 years ago

    THE BEST!!!!! A stunning photograph.

  • Thanks alot Andrew, one of my all time faves

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  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Excellent work, what an incredible place to be without a crowd of people.

  • Thanks alot Cora, there were a few people about but this was a 30 second exposure

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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonabout 5 years ago

  • Thank alot Kelly and all at for the love of canon for the feature in your fantastic group

    – Paul Thompson Photography

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