This is Piazza della Rotonda, one of the most beautiful squares of Rome because of the Obelisk (which you can see) and the Pantheon (from which entrance I took this image).
The Egyptian obelisk measures 6.34m in height, and 14.52m with its cross and pedestal. Emperor Domitian brought the obelisk to Rome to adorn the temple dedicated to Isis and Serapis in Campus Martius. It was rediscovered in 1373 and Pope Clement XI moved it to its current position on the fountain by Giacomo della Porta in 1711.
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lousat (81734) 2013-07-17 1:09
Hi Daniel,a magnificent postcard from Rome,a lucky sunny day and the best moment too,to take the best colors and details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
serp2000 (41884) 2013-07-17 1:10
Where is a rotonda here? ;) So lovely summer scene, this postcard brings me back to my vacation. Very nice composition, wonderful sunny colors. TFS, Daniel!
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-07-17 2:47
Colourful postcard shot Daniel taken under a clear blue sky. Doesn't it add a great contrast to the warm yellows? have a lovely day Rosemary
ourania (35890) 2013-07-17 3:11
a wonderful view to the elegant piazza, I like very much the depth, dynamism and symmetry of your composition. The buildings embracing the piazza and the constant movement in it are very attractive, a familiar and much liked architecture with delightful warm colours. There's someting funny or scary going on with the man in red shirt:) You've managed the strong light very aptly, colours and contrasts are stunning. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Sergiom (66333) 2013-07-17 5:04
Je me souviens m'être assis sur les marches sous l'Obélisque en admiration avec le dôme du Panthéon. Comme, toujours, beaucoup de touristes sur la place.J'aime la belle saturation des couleurs et la belle netteté de l'ensemble.
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-07-17 5:32
Very colorful view of the square.Good lighting and dof with nice details. Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.Well done, tfs.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-17 5:45
Excellent photo with awesome architectural details on the back and great sharpness.Very wonderful city details from the detail life.Very good job.
All the best
daddo (25567) 2013-07-17 6:02
Hi Daniel. I love the summer mood here; people look relaxed, the sun is shining and the buildings glow in the light.Bright day, brightly coloured people, time to relax. Nice POV and balanced composition. Best wishes. Klaudio.
williewhistler (15443) 2013-07-17 6:13
Hello Daniel,the contrast between the clear blue sky and the warm colours of the buildings gives a nice punch to the image whilst the stance of the young lady in red beside the bicycles is perfect!
A super holiday shot.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-17 6:22
a classic piazza captured with all the colours, textures and beauty that typifies Roma in the summer sun. Enticing lines and a palpable laid back atmosphere. Excellent!
dta (70981) 2013-07-17 6:22
Hello Dianel ,
A colorful and luminous view of this beautiful square . The presence of all the people add life to the scene .
Nicou (128968) 2013-07-17 7:23
c'est une mervei lleuse place quelle vue et iamge et ces couleur des façades avec la fontaine et ces escalier l'animatioon et les personnages mervielleuse image.
bravo et amitié
adramad (40200) 2013-07-17 8:10
Splendid image of this beautiful place, perfect POV with the obelisk and fountain centered in the image, all surrounded by the splendid facades.
Very good also, both the sharpness that allows us to enjoy the picture, as the optimal lighting.
All the best.
holmertz (44496) 2013-07-17 10:59
I have vague memories of eating a tasty pizza in this square, admiring the fine buildings and good atmosphere while eating. The atmosphere and the nice crowds are are, it's onlly the pizza I miss. The colours are superb, and as you probably know I love street views showing people.
siudzi (34131) 2013-07-17 12:17
From this selected POV the place looks very original for me! Beautiful clear sky was perfect that day and it gave a fantastic background to this outstanding architecture. Brilliant composition. Love it!
carlo62 (38094) 2013-07-17 14:06
bella panoramica su questa bella piazza, inquadratura eccellente, ottimi i colori.
Mi piace come hai composto la foto, con le persone più vicine in basso a destra e l'obelisco perfettamente centrale che si slancia verso il bellissimo cielo.
abmdsudi (46234) 2013-07-17 14:40
Superb capture of this gorgeous lively square depicting the painstaking detail throughout and you were just in time to catch the premium shooting time of the day. Nice composition enveloped by brilliant light and colours add to the overall beauty. Excellent shot and a pleasure to view, Well done. TFS
jjcordier (78390) 2013-07-17 22:05
Très belle photo de cette jolie place de Rome dont les façades colorées contrastent très bien avec ce ciel d'un bleu intense.
bayno (18344) 2013-07-17 23:38
My city...is true...one of the more beautiful square in Rome, you get a wonderful sunny day with amazing sky and a ggod framing to finish this grat work, i know not easy to shot in this place...always a lot of people...great work...wonderful colors and details...
emka (85311) 2013-07-19 1:19
nice relaxed atmosphere in the square. Splendid colours of the houses and sky. Excellent postcard from Rome.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (52285)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Caput Mundi II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-17 1:04