WPC: Resilient

When I hear the word resilient I often think about great architecture, structures that have endured centuries of natural and human destruction. The Colosseum, in Rome, is one of these fabulous structures. It was built between 71-72 and 80 AD as a gift to the Roman citizens. Over the centuries it suffered great damages due to natural phenomena such as lightning and earthquakes. By the 20th century, a combination of weather, natural disasters, neglect and vandalism had destroyed nearly two-thirds of the original Colosseum, including all of the arena’s marble seats and its decorative elements. And yet, following restoration efforts, it still stands majestic and continues to be a leading attraction for tourists from all over the world. I call it resilience!colosseumweb_dsc0684colosseum-web_dsc0744colosseum-web_dsc0721colosseum-web_dsc0715

Travel Theme: Neutral

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Photo taken at Villa Cinfroni, Ravello, Italy.

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Photo taken in Siena, Italy.

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Photo taken in Burgundy, France.

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Detail of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy.

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Photo taken in Santa Monica, California, US.

In this week’s Travel Theme: Neutral Ailsa asks us to break out some neutral tones and create our own version of this week’s travel theme.