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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Let the Games Begin

Fun and frivolity or blood and guts? Just one year until the 2012 Olympic games will be played in London. To mark the occasion the museum of London hosted gladiator games at guildhall, where a real Roman amphitheatre lies beneath the current courtyard.
The gladiators are in two teams, Londinium and Camulodunum – London and Colchester. We have learnt how to shout for mercy or demand death to the losing gladiator. It is rather scary how often we demand death.

16 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Who knew men in shiny helmets would have me so excited!

Steffe said...

Go Camulodunum!

biebkriebels said...

Sounds exciting to go back in time this way. You can imagine a bit how people lived their lives.

Angie said...

Tough guys!

Jack said...

Mo, I didn't expect the blood lust from you.

Leif Hagen said...

Fun foto find! Love their armor and what a cool photo!

Cassy said...

Good looking men while wearing helmet.

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Sharon said...

This photo is fantastic. What an interesting event this must be. Interesting and exciting....

John said...

Love the BBC spoof '2012'.

Karine said...

Great costumes, they're better even than the ones I saw the 'Gladiators' wearing outside the colosseum in Rome!

Anonymous said...

wow,molto originale.ciao elisabetta

Adullamite said...

Excellent photo!
While no gore to be seen it does give the flavour of Roman attitudes, and the human state! If real gladiators were allowed today they would be a huge draw.

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Karlson said...

COOL!I WISH WILL BE THERE NEXT YEAR!

JM said...

Great title for a great portrait.

zakton said...

I wish I could be there to watch the gladiator games. This is a lot better than the real thing in the ancient time, because there is no real blood and guts.

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