Tuesday, July 15, 2014

first of the Roman ruins

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Theatre at Plovdiv
Watercolour and Photoshop™
©2014 Charlene Brown

Plovdiv was known as Philippopolis (and I kind of wish they’d left it at that) after being conquered by Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great. It became a centre of great cultural significance during Roman times, with numerous public buildings, shrines, baths, and this theatre. Like Rome it was built on seven hills, and the remains of the theatre, still in use today, are splendidly located on a ridge between two of them overlooking the main part of the city.