Marty’s photo of the day #2778: This is part of a wall that at one time went around the top of the L’Arena di Verona, the fourth largest coliseum in Italy. The coliseum was built in the first century, and it’s actually older than the more famous coliseum in Rome. A sign just inside the arena entrance stated that “spectacular executions” were held here. Thank God the civilized world has moved away from such barbarism. Besides it was inefficient. How many people can you kill spectacularly in a year? Here in the civilized United States, we pass out guns like candy, use them to kill an average of 33,667 people per year—some quite spectacularly—say a Hail Mary to the Second Amendment, and chalk it up as the cost of freedom. But I digress. The coliseum wall is quite beautiful, isn’t it?
“Spectacular executions” held here.
January 18, 2019Written by Marty Essen