Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661
some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted
Australia and just over 109 years before
Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.
Older still is the
construction of which
commenced in 1642
The oldest of this post is
Construction of The Colosseum
began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD
Which in 2021 makes
1950 years old
We were told, these pavers,
are part of the original building.
Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,
the sheer number of feet to have walked over them
and who, in history may have walked here.
The Colosseum is definitely my oldest building
in my old, older, oldest post this week.