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Admittedly, this one will not be easy. I have not given you many clues. But you may take some reasonable inference from the Asian photographers attacking what you must figure is an iconic view.
They arrived long after I had finished taking my image (which I will share in the next post) and scrambled to the traditional vantage point to photograph intensely in hopes of capturing the perfect souvenir of what must have been their Western Parks tour. In the process they blocked the view for everyone else.
When I heard and then saw them approaching en mass, I made my way to a higher point to capture this too-typical National Parks moment. One last clue, and we will see if anyone guesses. When I returned to my office after this trip and turned on my computer, the screen saver showed a professional image of this same location.
At least no one has their back to the view to take a selfie.
If you cannot guess this location, did you guess the one from last week? Here it is again.
We are inside the causeway heading into the interior of . . . ? Well, I bet you can guess from the images below.
Yes, it is the Roman Coliseum, started in 72 A.D. by Emperor Vespasian and completed eight years later by his son Emperor Titus. The wealth used to pay for the construction came largely from the spoils of Rome's subjugation of the Judean Revolt which was begun by Vespasian and completed by Titus.
Rome destroyed the Jewish Temple, confiscated Jerusalem's wealth and built this massive structure. It was a sign of the times and a precursor to future abominations.
The view from inside the Coliseum below is from the second story. What you see uncovered is the slave and gladiator holding and staging area beneath the now removed stadium floor. A portion of the floor is shown near the top.
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