Ancient Roman Architecture
Awesome HDR photos of ancient Roman architecture and Italy architecture on this page are published thanks to the Creative Commons licence.
The following high dynamic range photo in the EUR of a statue at the Palazzo della Civilta Italianna is by Perrimoon.
The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, aka, the Colosseo Quadrato (the Square Colosseum), represents the Fascist influence. The statue represents the catching style of a Roman outfielder tracking a fly ball in the direct sun.
Here's an HDR Roman architecture photo of a crowd inside the Pantheon temple in Rome by wili_hybrid.
Check out these diameters:
Pantheon - 142 feet
U.S. Capitol - 96 feet
Georgia Superdome - 840 feet
Here is some neat sky in this ancient Roman architecture photo of Campanile di Trinità dei Monti, Rome, which was taken by Sabrina Campagna.
Construction of this Baroque church dates back to the 1500s. Its position at the top of the Spanish Steps gives it an eye-catching dominance among Rome's churches.
Another HDR photo by Perrimoon shows the stairs in Villa de l'Este Tivoli, near Rome by Perrimoon.
This garden masterpiece sports about 500 fountains and is in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Chairs are set in preparation for the Pope's annual Easter speech in Vatican City April 2007. HDR photo by by wili_hybrid.
* The State of Vatican City covers an area extending from a short distance from the right bank of the Tiber and includes a slight elevation, of what was anciently known as the Vatican Hill, the old Ager Vaticanus on which summer villas were built during the republican period.
* Saint Peter's Square is at 19 meters above sea level and the highest part of the Vatican Gardens is at 77 meters.
* The territory covers a maximum length of 1,045 meters and width of 850 meters.
* The entire territory of the State of Vatican City is placed under the protection of the La Haye Convention of 14 May 1954, concerning the safeguard of cultural goods in case of armed conflict.
* The expression Holy See refers to the supreme Authority of the Church, and thus the Pope as Bishop of Rome and head of the College of Bishops. Defines therefore the Central Government of the Catholic Church. As such, the Holy See is an institution which, according to the international laws and customs, has a juridical personality which permits it to sign treaties and to send and receive diplomatic representatives, as juridical equivalent of a state.
* The State of Vatican City mints its own coins and issues its own postage stamps
* International automobile sign: V/VA
This HDR photo of Villa Borghese, Rome, was shot by Sabrina Campagna.
Proceed north from the Spanish Steps and you'll find Rome's largest public park - home to the 1911 World Exposition. It's nicknamed the 'park of museums.'
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