Daredevils illegally scale Rome’s colosseum
The world-famous colosseum in Rome has once again become the site of daredevil feats after a climber scaled the historic arena with no safety gear.
Flavius Vasily, from Kassel, Germany, scrambled over the fence under the cover of darkness to sneak past security.
Once inside, he took his own tour of the ancient gladiatorial arena and photographed its majestic beauty at night.
Flavius, 23, and a friend only had one shot to make the stunt work – they had a one day layover in Rome before flying on to South Africa and Thailand.
Flavius said: “It was appealing because it might be the oldest building we have ever climbed. Also it’s a very iconic and famous building.
“We stood right in the middle, where the old Romans celebrated their gladiatorial victories.
“We don’t feel bad, because very cruel things happened there, and we don’t care about people who criticise us.
“The climb was a bit sketchy because the colosseum was very well guarded by the police and military. There was also a lot of CCTV.
“But we found a gap to climb over the fence.”
Flavius is a member of ‘Visual Enemies’, an urban collective that joins athletes and cinematographers to achieve extreme perspectives and stunning views and photographs.
He began exploring rooftops in 2013, and has since travelled as far as China and Dubai to see cities from new heights.