CHESTER STORY 03 : Deva Victrix

The remains of the largest Roman Amphitheatre for civilians and nearby public Bath House were another interesting historical sites to visit when in Chester. The amphitheatre was built in the 1st Century with capacity of 8,000-10,000 seating, was the largest civilian and military amphitheatre in Britain, which was led to suggestions that Chester, known in Roman as Deva Victrix, was intended to become the capital of the Roman Britannia rather than London.

I found the rocky sunken amphitheatre in a modern day city to be rather out of place, and wished that Chester had better town planning because the nearby roundabout and car park fences had completely diminished the beauty of this old Roman ruins. It would have been much more pleasant if this area and its surrounding were conserved as a public park. Nevertheless, I still managed to enjoy a bit of rock climbing to explore this Roman remains before heading into Chester City Centre where the city’s architecture transformed from Roman to Medieval English Gothic architecture.

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Photographer: Rom Sangkavatana [ROMbrand.com]

 

WHAT I WORE:

Cape: Shop Belstaff Tidemaster Cape

Top: Lemaire for Uniqlo

Culottes: Paul & Joe Sister

Socks: Tabio

Ankle Boots: Topshop

MUA: Veronica Enna

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