lunedì, febbraio 12, 2007

Important Sighs

This is the first photo of a (hopefully) ever-long photo series ‘Sights in Italy, photographed with a Nokia cell phone’.

Any Rome-visiting tourist can see from the endless postcard displays and tourist guide books, how Colosseum looks like. But only from the outside. Which proves that Italians are smart. They are not so keen to show you the photos of interior and there is a good reason for that, I’ve concluded after visiting this famous ruin. If anybody could see how this famous ruin looks like from inside, then nobody would stand in the ever-long queue and pay 10 euros, just to be assured that inside the walls it looks exactly as one would logically guess while standing outside.

There’s one secret one can’t find out without visiting the Colosseum IRL – there are pigeon and cat colonies living within these ancient walls. Me no greedy. I give you that piece of intelligence for free :)

The real value of hanging in the queue and paying 10 euros? One gets the chance to have some space. To breathe. To get some peace. To be away from the crowded streets, the people, the beggars, the dog pooh. Colosseum is quite a lovely place actually.


  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Reinhard said…

    wow, when I first saw that pic I was really impressed - of the picture and of the photographer ;)
    imho visitors get much more than just the inside view of colloseum. they get spirit. spirit of those who built it and spirit of those who fighted and mostly died inside.
    Try to get the spirit :)

  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger Reinhard said…

    I didn't mean to go inside, fight and die ;)

  • At 4:33 PM, Blogger Katu said…

    but how does one 'mostly die'? :)

  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger Reinhard said…

    well, will think of it and come up with a reasonable explanation soon. please stand by.... :)

  • At 11:58 PM, Blogger Reinhard said…

    oki doki, thought of it and here's the result:
    remember those movies where one male actor gets hurt by numerous of gun shots (just one wouldn't do it) or knocked down by at least 5 - no - at least 10 - other actors? usually, in such a situation the male actor would 'mostly die' and suddenly he would continue with what he has done before the breathtaking event has happened.

  • At 12:00 AM, Blogger Reinhard said…

    btw, just found this:

    mostly [most·ly || 'məʊstlɪ]
    adv. mainly; in most situations, usually



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