Due to the massive amount of things to see and places to go to in Rome, I intentionally left this site out because it requires to be on its own: Colosseum, another world wonder! Like the others, this massive stone stadium was built back in the BC era and was basically the original grand stadium for all the biggest competitions and fights and struggle for victory or death that would later pave the way for modernized sporting events that we have today. The Romans had some great architects, engineers, designers, planners, and constructors for this massive stadium particularly during a time where they didn’t have machinery, computers, electricity, etc. The Colosseum was fully constructed by human hands, manpower, and probably some pack animals. But to do during the ancient times makes the Colosseum a marvel to look at especially considering all the events that have occurred there giving rise and fall of gladiators, heroes, fighters, lords, winners, losers, and the death.
I look at the Roman Colosseum as being the model footprint for all the modern stadiums in the world that got its foundation from. So for all those famous stadiums that I went to such as Camp Nou, Santiago Bernabeu, Allianz Arena, Signal-Iduna Park, Wembley Stadium, Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, etc. which some of those stadiums themselves have years and years of history. However, the Colosseum was the very first of its kind for amazing sports events during that period of time which many are lost to history but I’m sure there were a lot of amazing gladiators, fighters, swordsmen, etc. that were popular heroes of their time. And they all made their names immortalized among the Roman crowds due to their exploits in the Colosseum. You have to remember that most of the ancient arenas back then were built to accommodate maybe a few hundred people in a circular form and if you weren’t in the front row, it was hard to see anything. However, the Colosseum was probably the biggest, the most grandest stage of all for a warrior to make a name for himself or perhaps even herself. The Colosseum, no doubt, set up modernized professional sports for success by having elevated seats with rows and rows of them so that thousands of people could see what was happening and make great memories made by those who are considered to be sports heroes by the fans.
And with the Colosseum visit, I have overall 6 world wonders visited:
Christ the Redeemer in Brazil
Chichen Itza in Mexico
Machu Picchu in Peru
Petra in Jordan
Giza Pyramid in Egypt
Colosseum in Italy
I just need 2 more and both of them are in Eastern Asia:
Great Wall in China
Taj Mahal in India
Yes, there are 7 world wonders but in actuality, there are 8 as the Egyptian Pyramids were omitted because people thought that they belonged in the original, ancient world 7 wonders. But to me, it doesn’t matter. Just go travel and see these places no matter what.
My travel gun sights will now be slowly moving and deploying towards that eastern direction of Asia in order to complete that quest and cross the bucket list section into full achievement zone and that quest will be complete! Commence the travel plans immediately!