An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

Rome. It is many things, but most of all, it is Resilient. It has changed much since it was first founded, but it endures, it continues. Walk along almost any street in Rome and you are inundated with evidence of the passing of time. An ancient archeological site sits next to a Renaissance palace. Exit a labyrinth of narrow winding streets and happen upon a site that changed history. Rome is funny like that. History, the passing of time, empires, wars, everything has left its mark here – or has Rome left its mark on everything?

Last week, we had an opportunity to tour some of the most Roman of places. The Coliseum, the Forum, and the Palatine Hill. Cracked, crumbling and crowded, these ancient sites still leave their mark on the world centuries later. That to me is Resilient. Here are a few photos of one of Rome’s most enduring emblem, the Coliseum.

Vespasion began work on the amphitheater in AD 72 on the grounds of Nero’s former palace. Titus opened the Flavian Amphitheater in AD 80, and two centuries later, it remains a symbol of the resilience of Rome.

 

Head over to the WordPress Photo Challenge and find more examples of Resilient.

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3 thoughts on “Friday Foto: Resilient

  1. Ishita says:

    You are so right, perfect name for our Roma;)

    Liked by 1 person

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