While visiting in the historic centre we met two ancient Romans and tourists of the year 2012. Who are in the wrong millennium? A nice scene that I wanted to to capture the colors of the ancient.
Diocletian's Palace (UNESCO heritage site) - The historic centre of Split is built around the remains of this Roman palace. You only need to wander around to experience it but you can also pay to visit the excavated remains of the basement of the palace. The palace has well preserved main streets cardo and decumanus. Roman palace is enriched with some gothic and reinassance buildings which makes a perfect match. Palace has 4 monumental gates Porta Aurea (Zlatna vrata, Golden gate), Porta Argenta (Srebrna vrata, Silver gate), Porta Ferrea (Željezna vrata, Iron gate) and Porta Aenea (Mjedena vrata. Bronze gate). It is probably the best preserved Roman palace in general. (text is from Wikipedia)
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ikeharel (76251) 2014-02-11 10:47
Good evening Kaisa,
Fine combined two sceneries on the street: the old costume knights and the three local people in a small parliament sittng's.
Fine clear photo, perspective from a high point allow view of all participants, and light managed beautifully.
My best regards,
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-02-12 22:18
The digital age has been transported back to ancient times perhaps! this is a good fun shot lot of character comes through but the impressive re-enactors steal the show for sure and the stark contrast between them. I enjoy the shot for it has the edge for me. Very nicely composed shot from elevated pov, an image positively brimming with opposites! and that makes it interesting. Spot On! Great shot.
tyro (26142) 2014-02-16 7:56
This is a delightful photograph, very well seen and very well taken.
The contrast between the two rather serious off-duty Roman soldiers and the much more relaxed tourists behind them is wonderful. There's good interaction between the three tourists too - clearly discussing something while one fondles his mobile phone or camera and another fiddles in a pouch of either sweets or tobacco. The two soldiers also appear to be conversing but they might as well be on another planet as in a different millennium!
A lovely picture, well composed and with lots of interest, good light and colours and excellent sharpness. And a good note too!