Sunset at the Colosseum

September 25th, 2009


Originally uploaded by Dr. Kiki

Rome is a busy, beautiful city. This picture was taken just before sunset from the Roman Colosseum. You can see Constantine’s arch in the back left.

Interestingly, it was Constantine who made possible Christianity’s rise from a backwater cult to the popular religion it is today. He had a dream of a cross and knew he must make Christianity the national religion. He also had a very dominant mother (it is said by some that she was the one who convinced Constantine to kill his own wife and son) who was a convert to Christianity.

So, I ask if it really was a dream or if he was just making the prominent woman in his life happy.

Regardless, he built an impressive arch… even though it scavenged bits and pieces from other monuments created to honor other great leaders.

Ah, Constantine… you couldn’t just be happy with your achievements? You even had a city named after you…

4 Responses to “Sunset at the Colosseum”

  1. DataJack on September 28, 2009 9:38 am

    Constantine was a fascinating character from history. In many ways, he really did change the world. I hope you are having fun fun in Rome, Dr Kiki!

  2. Bob Watson on October 1, 2009 4:35 pm

    You are sooo lucky!

  3. Elton on October 3, 2009 3:35 am

    If I were to live anywhere outside of the US, it would definitely be Rome 🙂

  4. Danica on October 7, 2009 7:00 pm

    I’m glad you liked Rome. Used to live there (near Colloseo and Circo massimo) until 4 weeks ago (now up north) – wonderful city.
    Lovely photo and capture.

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