The Engaged Column III / Coliseum

My version of the Coliseum is starting to take shape. You can see with these two pictures that the ‘curvature’ is starting to show. And if you look hard at the left main piece in each picture you can see the small embellishments I’ve made to the main piece under the arch. This was done not only to add detail, but, to reduce weight and lessen the amount of mortar used. The back, which is not seen, also has a sizable ’embellishment’ in the same style.100_4190
As previously mentioned, now I can determine dimensions for the pieces that will fit between the bases and capitols. I think where the ‘capitol’ is on the base piece I will put an incline … the people won’t want to have to make that giant step !

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I believe that two more complete sections will be enough length for this facade I’m making. With a second tier I think it will be quite impressive !

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~ by Ed B on September 23, 2009.

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