Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A little cheat II: Roman ruins, London

Argh, the forecast said sun, but yesterday was mostly drenched. So here's another peek at London and Roman ruins under Guidhall Art Gallery. London's major Roman amphitheatre was lost for centuries, until these ruins were found in 1988. (After gladiatorial games, the dead were thrown in the Thames.)

21 comments:

Petrea Burchard said...

I love your England photos. All so interesting, and with great links.

Cloudia said...

Wow, how cool. Old Londinium



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cieldequimper said...

It's good to know that we can still find Roman ruins so many centuries later!

llandudnopictures said...

Very atmospheric image, what a gruesome piece of history though!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Look at those glow-in-the-dark figures!

Duncan In Kuantan

a.s.m. said...

En España también tenemos una gran cantidad de ruinas, anfiteatros, iglesias, viaductos, calzadas, edificios civiles… en muchos de los casos en un estado de conservación muy bueno.
En cuanto a la fotografía esta muy bien pensando en
que es un interior y la luz juega su papel.
Saludos, Ángel

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can you just imagine what they'd find if they dredged the rivers in most major cities, oh la! doesn't bear thinking about :)) it's been pouring all day here as well Lulu, bit hard to get out and take photos, but I really love this weather !

Revrunner said...

And they called it a civilization. Sheesh!

xStroutx said...

Ha! Good to know that weathermen all over the world don't know what they're talking about... Very interesting shot!

Tanya Breese said...

amazing huh?!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the glow people.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wonderful labyrinthal view!

orvokki said...

Nice image.
The history jumps up sometimes - interesting times in London

JM said...

Fantastic! Not only for the history but also for the display and your gorgeous shot!

Catherine said...

Oh my, those gladiatorial games were brutal... It's amazing though to be able to walk among centuries old ruins. Makes me wonder about the treasure trove of history buried under our feet just waiting for us to find it!

Kaya said...

Back to London! Loving your pictures of this city, Lulu!

This picture is so surreal and fascinating! There is so much in it; the history and modern style embrace each other so beautifully.

William Kendall said...

The sort of place I'd find tremendously appealing!

Linda said...

The more I hear about Romans the less I like them. Of course, they are our cultural ancestors. :-(

Randy said...

Cool shot!

Peter said...

Really! Love Roman ruins. I found some in Sydney a while ago. http://sydneyemeraldcity.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/roman-ruins-in-sydney.html

Norma Beishir said...

This is great!