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The Coliseum, Rome

Seeing The Coliseum for the first time kind of takes your words away. Beyond historic, it's almost mythical. Your eyes stop (so does your mind, a little) and you whisper silently "Ohhh... It's real."

After so many movies, stories, artistic renderings, photos... my brain wanted to register it as a movie set. But this building has seen it all. Oh to get a glimpse of that!

Taken in its entirety, The Coliseum is a monument. Taken in abstraction, it seems wistful, singular, looking outward with eyes made gaunt from so many eons of blood and change... yet still here, taking as the ephemeral nature of the heavens and time drift by.

Yeah. It was a moment.

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