Where the games were played


If there is one place that typifies Rome, it’s this place.  I had a bad idea that I wouldn’t be amazed because I had seen it so many times on photos and television.  I was wrong.  It is breathtaking.  It speaks to your soul if you stop and listen. It told me of tales of games, animals, slaughter, abandonment and rebirth.  It is magnificent and I beg you to go see for yourself one day. 

It was a warm day. The sky was putting on a show for us.

The size of the place is overwhelming.

I kept thinking, as I viewed the stone, of just how much these old rocks have witnessed.

18 responses to “Where the games were played

  1. Can’t wait to see it some day. I felt the same way when I was in Athens, Greece and Corinth – I could imagine Paul speaking to the people by the Acropolis and in the town square. We heard the water running in the old baths and followed the path where the merchandise from ships was rolled on logs up the hill to the town. And the giant lego stones?? Amazing. Truly, history comes alive in those old ruins.

  2. I was there this past summer. You’re right about it being magnificent. It was a terribly hot day when we arrived and the crowds and the vendors were a bit much, especially with a baby in tow. We didn’t go inside but I figure I will save that for another time when the crowds are smaller and the weather is cooler.

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