August 29, 2014

Under the Hill

Photograph by Richard Barnes, National Geographic

The successors of Roman Emperor Nero largely buried his legacy from view. Beneath the Oppian Hill (at left) the remains of the palace—the Domus Aurea, or Golden House—built by and for Nero are closed to the public. By contrast, the Colosseum receives more than 10,000 visitors a day.

See more pictures from the September 2014 feature story “Rethinking Nero.”

98 comments
Diana  L.
Diana L.

Feel like I am standing right there...thanks!

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil

i like the most in this pic is lights 

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

This is such a wonderful spot for capturing photos of the Colosseum.  A friend introduced it to us the last time we were in Rome (I dropped a pair of sunglasses into that pit just below where the photographer is standing that day... Wonder if anyone found them.)


Great shot!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Love this picture!        Astounding capture.       Wondering why the Domus Aurea, or Golden House is closed to the public?

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Yoon Lee
Yoon Lee

I want to go there again :) 


I PR
I PR

All good except for the load of garbage! 10 for the photo and 0 for the authorities! 

Shannon T
Shannon T

The lighting is lovely and I like seeing this often photographed structure from a different angle.

Chase Blazon
Chase Blazon

I enjoy how the lights make the foliage pop.

Sahara Rahman
Sahara Rahman

The light makes the Colosseum stand out a lot and the texture is also very nice.


Thien Lam
Thien Lam

I like how the light stands out in the picture and how dark and bright it is.  :) <3 

Avery Anderson
Avery Anderson

I love the color and how the lights reflect on the street.  

Kelvin Barraza
Kelvin Barraza

Lots of unique coloration of the light posts and slightly visible longer exposure of the cars brake lights and complimented with a deep blue sky

Nyjalee Calvin
Nyjalee Calvin

it shows the lights of the cas moving it cinda looks as if they fast forward them wile takeing the picture.

Adriana Garcia
Adriana Garcia

I love all the lights and how blue the sky looks.

Alan Jordan
Alan Jordan

This picture is very beautiful. i love how some of the light make the coliseum stand out.

Tetwan Dennis
Tetwan Dennis

The definition of the alley by the road is really cool

Jessie D.
Jessie D.

  • I like the color and space in this photo..(;

roberto rosado
roberto rosado

great color coming from the colosseum and the street lights 


Justin Sanchez
Justin Sanchez

All of the lights surrounding and inside the colosseum are amazing, along with the texture of the colosseum.

Desaree Garcia
Desaree Garcia

i like how in the building their big windows that have the lights shinning on it & how the lights look very bright (;

alize w.
alize w.

I love the way the light light up the town.  well some what. 

Kevin To
Kevin To

I really love the contrast between the cool sky and the warm lights on the streets.

Orelia Lemelle
Orelia Lemelle

the contrast between the lights and the sky is great

phylene bay
phylene bay

the Colosseum with the lights is beautiful


Dimitri Flodin
Dimitri Flodin

i like the lines of the bridge and the colosseum 

Adria Gomez
Adria Gomez

The lines on the road are nice and the Colosseum is beautiful.

Jonathan Galindo
Jonathan Galindo

I really like the contrast between the blue sky and the lighting on streets. 

Chasity Sanderson
Chasity Sanderson

The lighting is great and you can really see the texture of the Colosseum.

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

@I PR That's not piles of garbage... it's a construction site.  They're expanding the metro in the area.

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