When I saw a photo of the inside of the Royal Albert Hall, I thought right away that it looked like the Colosseum.

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A screenshot of the packed Hall. This was an event called “Ultimate Irish Music.”

Colosseum interior. Photo by Douglas Pearson/Corbis.

According to Wikipedia, designers Fowke and Scott were “heavily influenced by ancient amphitheaters.”


Royal Albert Hall: exterior. It looks like a cross between the Pantheon and the Colosseum!


The Colosseum in its evening dress of lights.