A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Round

For this week’s Word a Week Photo Challenge – Round  I’ve decided to post a photo of the most famous amphitheatre in the Roman world Colosseum, which though not round, but oval in shape, is the best known example of Roman architecture. The word amphitheatre is derived from Latin amphitheatrum, i.e. Gk. amphitheatron, neut. of amphitheatros “with spectators all around,” from amphi– “on both sides” + theatron “theater,” from theasthai “watch, look at.” (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=amphitheater)

The word round thus made me think of another word – amphitheatre. I hope you’ll find this etymology interesting.

 

 

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41 Comments on “A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Round

    • Many thanks Phil 🙂 I wanted to “shadow” the multitude of tourists ;). I am glad you like my take and editing 🙂 🙂

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  1. One place I have never been and would love to visit! I have been to many places in Italy and love it there. One day 🙂
    Beautiful photo, yes and the sky is so incredible!
    Thank you Paula XXXX

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    • I wish you to go there… I also had visited so many Italian places before Rome and I was pretty worried that it would disappoint me, but the stars lined up nicely on my visit and I felt so much great energy there, and as you noticed the sky was just right 🙂 THANK YOU. xxxxxxxx

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    • Awwwwwww 🙂 I am proud that I managed to turn all the tourists into shadows :D. I have no idea how I did it 😀

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  2. Oh how I miss visiting Rome. Even the times I’m in the train looking outside. *sigh*
    Great panoramic shot by the way. Makes me wonder where you took it.

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    • Hello Rommel 🙂 This is the shot of the west side of Colosseum; I was standing on the high level ground; the Arch of Constantine was to my left… I wish you get to visit it soon.

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