Rome - The Ancient!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Petach, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Rome: Done the street stuff, now for the ancient stuff. Incredible sights here just walking along the streets. The Colosseum, The Forum and the Pantheon to name a few. Sure, London has history and great historical buildings of huge importance…..not just to us….but also the world. However, bang for buck in such a small stretch of rubber neck inducing neighbourhood is fantastic

    The Vatican doesn’t feature too much here in this post…... and I was very disappointed with the Sistine Chapel. After all the hype we received from our guide and other people…..all we got was “Silence” shouted from a mic by the uniformed ushers/guards. The hub-bub from visitors was low and didn’t warrant the bellicose barking at them. It made me want to get together a coach load of Tourette sufferers and march them through

    St Peter’s was stunning but a bad bout of sciatica laid me out as we left. I had bent to tie a lace when…..bang……an electric shock fizzed up the back of my thigh and into the small of my back.

    On the other hand, we visited St Giovanni Laterne (St John Laterne) the Cathedral of Rome……..the seat of the Pope as Bishop of rome. A full choir was in full flow with the most beautiful accompanying music from a small orchestra. I was completely mesmerised and so at peace that my troublesome left hand Parkinson’s tremor completely stopped. I sat….listened and stared at the stillness of my palm and fingers and hoped against hope that I had been miraculously cured. Fat chance! I moved to stand up and bish—bash—bosh….there it was again! I looked up and silently chided Him for arsing around with me……but also thanked him for my pulse, breath and the love of a good woman and family.

    Any-old-hoo…..photographs…..image heavy!!!!!

    St Giovanni - Ricoh GXR

    15007487274_61966a04bf_c. Archbasilica of St. John Lateran - Rome by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    Canon 6d

    15451894307_ffca86981a_c. St John (Cathedral of rome) Rome October to November 2014-4-2.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    Colosseum - GXR

    15017578303_996ac54472_c. Colosseum Rome October to November 2014-2.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15614044616_9ed9af98b0_c. Colliieum Rome October to November 2014-3.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    Panny FZ200

    15470568009_b1b2b7b5cc_c. P1030800.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15645869292_25eec5457f_c. Colliseum & Forum Rome - Blue Hour by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15637771795_8c8defd62d_c. Colliseum Rome October to November 2014.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    Canon 6d 70/300L

    15654130871_98db070d37_c. Rome - The Colosseum by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    The Forum

    Panny FZ200

    15635139761_4cc79441d0_c. Forum Rome October to November 2014-15.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15451183749_d0bb35e948_c. Forum _ Rome October to November 2014-16.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15614126516_4b2da6f90f_c. Forum Rome October to November 2014-17.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15017101554_6b2f81b649_c. Forum Rome October to November 2014-18.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr

    15451876347_b8d961502a_c. Forum Rome October to November 2014-19.jpg by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr


    More to follow…..
     
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  2. PJacobs

    PJacobs SC Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Paul
    I like them. You managed to give each shot it´s own character.
    Colosseum surely looks better in dawn. And I´m a little jealous of the nice skies! On my visit it was either all blue or all grey.
     
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  3. Another great Rome series:smile:
     
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  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    I love the silhouette effect in the second image, and the perspective on the first of the forum shots taken from low-down.
     
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