Thursday, February 24, 2011

Roman Amphitheatre


The Roman Amphitheatre was discovered unexpectedly when the London Guildhall was building their new gallery. At first, they were a bit annoyed as it ruined their plans for an underground parking lot. But they've since turned it into one of the major attractions of the Art Gallery. The interpretation is interesting, to say the least, neon green gladiators and all.

6 comments:

  1. How long ago was this discovered? We get to London every 2 or 3 years and I haven't heard of it. Is it in the City?

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  2. Thank goodness preserving history prevailed. Underground parking garage, good grief! Great photo.

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  3. Interesting use of lights to fill in what's missing.

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  4. This is much better than a parking lot!

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  5. i'm jealous. i'm going to have to go here.

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  6. Bob - it was discovered in 1988. It's in the Guildhall Art Gallery which is right next to the Guildhall itself. Right over here: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Museums_and_galleries/Guildhall_Art_Gallery/ampitheatre.htm

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