This is a shot I’ve taken almost ten years ago: a panoramic view of the Forum Romanum in Rome. I really recommend visiting this astounding place: you almost physically feel the connection to times long ago, and you feel how close you get to them. You will find many ruins of Roman cities in Europe, but you won’t find a similar place like this forum, that is residing in the heart of the eternal city for more than 2000 years.
Harbour Temple, Xanten, Germany: cella
Harbour Temple, Xanten: Cella
Harbour Temple, Xanten: a look into the temple’s cella. Imagine a huge statue of an antique god at precisely this place.
This is a reconstruction; only few original parts were surviving the centuries. A lot of the antique marble and travertine was used to build up the medieval city of Xanten which is just a mile away.
Remember the Harbour Temple in Xanten, Germany? It’s a partial reconstruction of an antique Roman temple nearby the former harbour of this old city. This is the view from the podium. The orange blots on some of the pillars are matching the temple’s original colour.
Frieze of the Temple of Saturnus, Forum Romanum. Get a much bigger image here.
Wimmelbild: Forum Romanum from above. Several centuries of history at a glance.
Another view of Forum Romanum from Palatine Hill: Colosseum and Arch of Titus.
Hill with a view: Forum Romanum seen from Palatine Hill
San Lorenzo in Miranda, Forum Romanum, Rome. The former temple of Antonius Pius and Faustina was transformed into a church in the 11th century.