“The streets of Rome are filled with rubble; ancient footprints are everywhere. You could almost thing that you’re seein’ double on a cold. dark night on the Spanish Stairs. Got to hurry back home to my hotel room, where I’ve got me date with Botticelli’s neice; she promised she’d be there with me when I paint my masterpiece. Oh the hours we’d spend inside the Colosseum, dodging lions and wasting time. Oh those mighty kings of the jungle, I can hardly stand to see ’em; yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb.” Bob Dylan.
“As long as the Colosseum stands, so shall Rome; when the Colosseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, so falls the world.” St. Bede the Venerable.
The Roman Colosseum in a photo taken Oct. 8, 2015. Nikon D7100. Rokinon 8mm fisheye. F/3.5. RAW. ISO 400. f/16. 1/400th sec. 8mm (DX 12mm). Click on image to enlarge.