Circus of Maxentius

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  1. galba68

    galba68 Well-Known Member

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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..kool Galba68...thanks for sharing! :)
     
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  4. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    @galba68 knowing your passion and your fantastic bricks collection, I can easily imagine you salivating in front of "the wall"...
     
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  5. Gavin Richardson

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    Just don’t get too friendly with that wall. You’ll get the archaeological director’s dreaded whistle.
     
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  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Title of the thread brought me way back to my youth.......a slight difference in spelling.

     
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  7. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Wonderful photography and view:snaphappy::woot:
    When were these photos taken? Could've been taken 1,700 years ago with how perfect everything looks and without a hint of modern civilization (we're still calling ourselves modern and civilized, right:smuggrin:)
    A trip to Rome is on my bucket list... once the boys are older and I've gotten all my shots:nurse:
     
  8. DonnaML

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    Hard for me to believe it's been 12 years since I was there. Maybe I'll go back to Italy someday. Knock on wood. (I'm supposed to get my first vaccination on January 29, so I'm trying to stay healthy in the meantime!)
     
  9. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I recall seeing this off in the distance when I walked the Appian Way and had no idea what it was at the time. At the same time some Carabinieri stopped a vehicle and conducted a search. I found that more interesting at the time and didn't bother with the building complex, continuing my walk. Later on when i discovered what it was, I could have kicked myself. I always did wonder why they built it out there well beyond the Aurelian Walls. That was quite a walk from the city.
     
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  10. OutsiderSubtype

    OutsiderSubtype Well-Known Member

    Looks so good 1700 years later! Really makes you think about the eternity of our emperor.

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  11. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Terrific pics, @galba68. It's fantastic how much Roman architecture is still in place.
    @OutsiderSubtype, that was a truly great segue!
     
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  12. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    If I remember correctly from other Roman ruins, those bricks were not actually rectangular in shape but something like a triangular pie shaped wedge. Anyone esle recall them shaped like that?
     
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  13. galba68

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    Ryro, I took this photo in 2014.
     
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  14. gsimonel

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    Huh. That would explain the alternating thick and thin layers.
     
  15. galba68

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    https://www.casalecertosa.it/villa-of-maxentius-the-tomb-of-romulus/
     
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  17. Limes

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    Cool @galba68! I really want to go back to Rome. I was there, in 2015, and we had rent a bicyle to bike over the Appian road. I really recommend it. I think the second photo shows your wall, from a distance :)

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    And here's the tomb (left):
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