Europe is blessed with eminent history marked with signs of glory. Almost every part of Europe manifests historical monuments, statues, carvings, sculptures, or statistics. To name just a few is a difficult task. But to start with, we have to mention the giant Colloseum of Rome, The Eiffel Tower in France, The Dover Castle and The Longleat House in the United Kingdom.
The Colloseum of Rome, built in 70-80 A.D, located in the interior of Rome, is a massive structure. It has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World. The Colloseum was initially built to serve as an amphitheatre in Rome, largest of its kind. The exterior of the Colloseum is oval in shape. The Colosseum has suffered heavy losses due to earthquakes and wars in the past damaged the outer wall to a degree.
The Colloseum has been associated with Emperor Caesar. In fact, the locals call The Colloseum in Caesar’s name only. The Roman Colloseum was built under the rule of Emperor Vesparsian. It was built as an entertainment hub for his natives. Emperor Vesparsian could not complete the Colloseum and passed away. His son, Emperor Titus, took over the charge and completed The Colloseum in 80 A.D. He organized many public events like theatre, drama and gladiator fights. The Colloseum started worsening during the middle ages. Therefore, many buildings were constructed to support The Colosseum.
When we are talking about Europe’s historical monuments, we can’t overlook The Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower, located in Paris, was named after its designer Gustave Eiffel. It was the first of its kind in the world and was built to celebrate The French Revolution. It got completed in the year 1889. Eiffel tower has remained the tallest structure in the world for nearly forty one years. It is still the tallest building in Paris. People from all over the world visit Paris only for The Eiffel Tower. The architecture is so attractive that people have made its replica in Las Vegas. The tower is built only of iron. It caused great danger at one point of time because the iron had expanded due the sun. This architectural plan faced a lot of criticism at the time of its proposal. The irony is that The Eiffel Tower is the most loved monument today, which has the highest selling tickets. And The Eiffel Tower stands high in Paris.
This post was written by admin on September 2008