E.J.Wilkins

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Mérida, Spain

 

Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano)

 

Sited right next to the amphitheatre (aeriel view) and constructed on instructions of consul Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa 15/16 B.C. this theatre vanished from view until excavation of the site began in 1910, restoration continued into 1960s/1970s.

 

In the 1992 UNSECO evaluation documents, it was described as :-

This classic Vitruvian semi-circular theatre, partly set into a low hill. The upper part (Suma cavea) is somewhat ruinous, but the lower sections proved on excavation to be well preserved. An inscription to M. Agrippa suggests that it was inaugurated in 16/15BC, and there is evidence of Flavian improvement; it was reconstructed in AD 333-5. It had an estimated seating capacity of 5,500. The scenae frons has been restored to its original height over much of its breadth

 

The theatre is perhaps the jewel in the crown of Mérida and, during the summer months, is the site for the "Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida" which in 2010 was its 57th year.

 

There's more information about this theatre over at Wikipedia, but it's currently a bit garbled because of poor translations.

 

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This image was stitched together using Serif Panorama Plus (shareware), the upload seems to have chewed the frame, but never mind.

 

The complete set of pictures of rida are here .

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Mérida, Spain

 

Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano)

 

Sited right next to the amphitheatre (aeriel view) and constructed on instructions of consul Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa 15/16 B.C. this theatre vanished from view until excavation of the site began in 1910, restoration continued into 1960s/1970s.

 

In the 1992 UNSECO evaluation documents, it was described as :-

This classic Vitruvian semi-circular theatre, partly set into a low hill. The upper part (Suma cavea) is somewhat ruinous, but the lower sections proved on excavation to be well preserved. An inscription to M. Agrippa suggests that it was inaugurated in 16/15BC, and there is evidence of Flavian improvement; it was reconstructed in AD 333-5. It had an estimated seating capacity of 5,500. The scenae frons has been restored to its original height over much of its breadth

 

The theatre is perhaps the jewel in the crown of Mérida and, during the summer months, is the site for the "Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida" which in 2010 was its 57th year.

 

There's more information about this theatre over at Wikipedia, but it's currently a bit garbled because of poor translations.

 

.....

 

This image was stitched together using Serif Panorama Plus (shareware), the upload seems to have chewed the frame, but never mind.

 

The complete set of pictures of rida are here .

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comments (19)

what a great way to display this, good shot
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Nov 2010, 05:04
Fine site, and beautifully presented, Ellie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Nov 2010, 07:13
I love the way you've put this together Ellie: it really gives a feel for the place
A good reconstruction, I like your presentation.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2010, 07:50
Theatre in the round, very nice Ellie
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2010, 08:47
It's a fabulous stitching job, Ellie. I really like this...especially the grand piano on the right and the person on the left. May the concert begin!
Great image, Ellie, and you are certainly honing your presentation skills! (:o)
This is breath taking Ellie.The oval frame works well.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Nov 2010, 09:29
A sign of the times. The stitching that my grandma used to do was with needle and thread. My mother used a machine and now the modern girls stitch with shareware wink

A great result. I can just imagine the Rolling Stones in full flight, with the buildings in the background.
A lovely presentation of this beautiful site Ellie! Well done.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Nov 2010, 10:04
Wonderful work well done
Very impressive. Well done.

I'm going to have a look at that Serif programme, thanks for the tip.
And thanks for your research on my tree yesterday. You are right.
Another great presentation Ellie, I bet this was a fine building in its heyday.
I fine image EJ..great processing too.
Does a good stitching job Ellie. An impressive place
Fascinating commentary as usual. Nicely presented.
Some good ruins out there Ellie, and the oval framing suits it just fine.
I like how you have framed is Ellie well stitched together. Beautiful work you have done it proud.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 21 Nov 2010, 02:09
WOW Ellie....this is superb and the framing is out of this world...well done.....petersmile

We just left Spain on our cyber cruise tour yesterday and have arrived in France....drop by won't you....petersmile

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