Arch of the Sergii is an Ancient Roman triumphal arch located in Pula, Croatia. The arch commemorates three brothers of the Sergii family, specifically Lucius Sergius Lepidus, a tribune serving in the twenty-ninth legion that participated in the Battle of Actium and disbanded in 27 BC . This suggests an approximate date of construction : 29-27 BC. The arch stood behind the original naval gate of the early Roman colony. The Sergii were a powerful family of officials in the colony and retained their power for centuries.
The honorary triumphal arch, originally a city gate, was erected as a symbol of the victory at Actium. It was paid for by the wife of Lepidus, Salvia Postuma Sergia, sister of the three brothers. Both of their names are carved in the stone along with Lucius Sergius and Gaius Sergius, the honoree's father and uncle respectively. In its original form, statues of the two elders flanked Lepidus on both sides on the top of the arch. On either side of the inscription, a frieze depicts cupids, garlands and bucrania.
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Sergiom (39298) 2013-03-02 5:25
J'aime bien cette foule qui se presse pour passer sous cet arche, point focal de la photo. Le regard est poussé vers cette rue très étroite derrière. Le cadrage vertical est idéal.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-03-02 5:42
This Roman triumphal arch is beautifully located in the old town. Through the arch we get a very nice view of a narrow but extremely busy street.
The crowd of people creates a pleasant atmosphere.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (57704) 2013-03-02 12:55
Hi Robert,an excellent choice of point of view,i like the beautiful perspective and the 3D effect create over the door,perfect ligh,details and colors and very rich composition too,Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-03-02 18:25
Interesting urban environment!
I miss a bit more of sharpness, but really enjoy the colors, management of light, chosen pov, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
macjake (39235) 2013-03-03 20:05
what a great looking photo!
what impresses me most is just the overall colors, exposure levels, lighting and subjects.
the architecture is charming and historic too.
daddo (18517) 2013-04-17 2:24
Hi Robert. I do like your photos in which gaily dressed people scurry or amble along in front of old buildings or through narrow streets.There is a sense of joie de vivre in such images, especially if the sun is shining and the light is enchanting- as it all is in this photo. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Robert Malek (robmal) (1548)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K100 D Super, Pentax 18-55mm/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-02 5:06