E.J.Wilkins

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Mérida, Spain

Amphitheatre.

This is one of the smaller entrances/exits to/from the huge amphitheatre. The picture is taken from the inside. To the left and right in the foreground are the remains of the lower tiers of seats.

 

If you look really carefully you can see the thin red bricks lining the roof of the tunnel, which we presume were the source of inspiration for the architect who designed the National Museum of Roman Art.

 

More information about the museum if you follow the link, and more pictures of both artefacts held in the museum and some of the other World Heritage sites in Mérida if you look > here <.

 

(P.S.

We're back to having problems with internet access - the speed is varying from sluglike to almost zero, which means that websites fail to load.

 

It's almost as bad as it was earlier in the year, which ended up with me/us to dropping our online stuff because it was so incredibly frustrating and time-consuming to do the most basic of activities such as checking mail - which also seemed to vanish into a black hole in cyberspace if it wasn't read within so many hours of being sent.

 

We had thought 'they' had fixed things, because it had improved for a while and why I was able to return.

 

We're told there are no faults, so we think it's simply down to too many households trying to use the same bits of telephone wire - there is no cable where we live and no plans for it to be introduced to the area. There have, however, been a lot of new homes built.

 

I'm going to stick with it, but please bear with me because  I may not be able to visit your site as regularly as I might wish.)

.

Mérida, Spain

Amphitheatre.

This is one of the smaller entrances/exits to/from the huge amphitheatre. The picture is taken from the inside. To the left and right in the foreground are the remains of the lower tiers of seats.

 

If you look really carefully you can see the thin red bricks lining the roof of the tunnel, which we presume were the source of inspiration for the architect who designed the National Museum of Roman Art.

 

More information about the museum if you follow the link, and more pictures of both artefacts held in the museum and some of the other World Heritage sites in Mérida if you look > here <.

 

(P.S.

We're back to having problems with internet access - the speed is varying from sluglike to almost zero, which means that websites fail to load.

 

It's almost as bad as it was earlier in the year, which ended up with me/us to dropping our online stuff because it was so incredibly frustrating and time-consuming to do the most basic of activities such as checking mail - which also seemed to vanish into a black hole in cyberspace if it wasn't read within so many hours of being sent.

 

We had thought 'they' had fixed things, because it had improved for a while and why I was able to return.

 

We're told there are no faults, so we think it's simply down to too many households trying to use the same bits of telephone wire - there is no cable where we live and no plans for it to be introduced to the area. There have, however, been a lot of new homes built.

 

I'm going to stick with it, but please bear with me because  I may not be able to visit your site as regularly as I might wish.)

.

comments (19)

Beautiful! Entrance of the tunnel. wink
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Sep 2010, 02:18
Aesthetically pleasing, too.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 24 Sep 2010, 05:19
Great composition and lighting Ellie....simply a beautiful photo.....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Sep 2010, 06:32
Just think of all the people who have tramped through this!
in better condition than those who built it smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Sep 2010, 08:46
Talk about photogenic, Ellie. I can just imagine walking around there.

I hate it for you that you're having Internet issues again. UGH.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Sep 2010, 08:52
I just hate it for you what is happening with the internet, that must be very frustrating.
Don't worry about visiting, just do what you can.
This is a wnderful picture, I always imagine this in the time it was used
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 24 Sep 2010, 09:27
Looks a great place Ellie..lol at Chris
Wonderful with this perspective Ellie!
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 24 Sep 2010, 10:40
Great depth in this photo Ellie
We are very fortunate here and they have recently upgraded the broadband thing. It now almost never drops out and the speed is fairly consistent and good.

So move to Droitwichtongue
the rocks look loke they have bee made from earth, wonderful colours
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Sep 2010, 14:20
If 'they' fixed the bandwidth, you should have no issues - except if your internet provider sold you a limited package - they then set about 'choking' your access, which increases with usage. Naturally trying to get you to buy the expensive unlimited packages. Ah, but I am now commenting on UK stuff of which I know squat.

Sometimes ago, I helped someone building an underground cellar from an ancient european design. The result looked exactly like the roof of the tunnel that you indicated.
I just love amphi theaters!! I am very fond of the one in Orange, France. Nice shot here

I am sorry for not commenting a lot lately, but I have been busy searching for another house and other personal stuff.
I want to get in there and actually touch those bricks and feel the atmosphere. That I think is the sign of a good photo.

Sorry about your net difficulties. I have the same problem where we are now (in UK).
I shudder to think of the people who shuddered as they entered here Ellie,
This must have been major construction work in the days when it was built Ellie.
It`s a beautiful image, Ellie, but now I`ll be thinking about Russel Crowe all afternoon. (:o)
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2010, 21:04
Nicely composed Ellie this must have been a very busy tunnel in its days

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