On my last big trip, I got the chance to take a fabulous tour of the Colosseum in Rome. Beyond just the norm, we got to see the high and low, namely, the underground and the third level.
Here’s a shot from the floor of the arena, looking toward the gate that defeated gladiators left the sand (or were dragged, if they really lost).
And here’s a few of the underground, where all the trapdoors, ramps, and cages were, invisible under the arena floor.
And finally, the view from on high. Just imagine looking down with 70,000 people screaming and shouting! The NFL wishes it got that kind of audience enthusiasm (OK, so maybe Seattle’s got it figured out, but as a 49er fan I refuse to admit it).