Aqua Claudia (Latin, literally "the Claudian water") was an aqueduct which like the Anio Novus was begun by Caligula in 38 A.D. and completed by Claudius in 52. Its main springs, the Caeruleus and Curtius, were situated 300 paces to the left of the thirty-eighth milestone of the Via Sublacensis. After being in use for ten years, the supply failed, and was interrupted for nine years, until Vespasian restored it in 71 and ten years later Titus once more. The channel length was 45-46 miles (ca. 69 km, most of which was underground) in different times and volume at the springs was 191,190 cubic metres in 24 hours. After building the Arcus Neroniani by Nero, one of the branches of the Aqua Claudia, the aqueduct could provide all 14 Roman districts with water. Directly after its filtering tank, near the seventh mile of the Via Latina, it finally emerged on to arches, which increase in height as the ground falls towards the city. It is also one of the two ancient aqueducts that flowed through the Porta Maggiore, the other being the Anio Novus.
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rigoletto (33776) 2008-01-15 11:46
The light is settling over the aqueduct as a silky veil, and the atmosphere becomes incredibly romantic here. It looks like the photo of heaven! Amazing :)
dlevy23 (2018) 2008-01-15 12:39
Hi Vinicio, really good photo. I haven't wrote a critique for you in a while. Great composition and POV. Love the color of the sky. Did you have som kind of filter?
grigand (19269) 2008-01-15 13:05
Ottimo controluce, veramente ben gestita l'esposizione, il cielo è un pò rosato eri al tramonto?
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-01-15 15:01
nice composition with the splendid aqueduct and the excellent light and colours
edytungkal (4551) 2008-01-15 19:47
Very romantic picture with lovely couple walking in this beautiful park, maybe just a little bit lack on the sky but the pastel colours created still give a peaceful feeling to see this panorama. Great work friend :-)
Clementi (52514) 2008-01-16 0:33
Ciao Vinicio ,
hai ricreato l'atmosfera dei pittori dell 800 che venivano nella campagna romana a ritrarre questi stupendi resti.
ottimo lavoro , ho inserito la tua foto nel tema del parco degli acquedotti .
stefanocer (10642) 2008-01-16 1:05
Strong light condition , ben gestita vinicio , alla fine ci sei andato agli acquedotti , bravo ben fatto , ma quei due sono francesco & moglie ??
Silvio1953 (111016) 2008-01-16 5:52
Ciao Vinicio, magnifica prospettiva e splendida luce, per me una delle tue più belle, bravo, complimenti, ciao Silvio
kittyhawk (1692) 2008-01-16 12:54
Very nice shot. I really like how this aqueduct has been kept over the centuries. Very nice with the people. They give the photo scale. TFS.
bostankorkulugu (41720) 2008-01-16 17:04
very dreamy atmosphere you managed to create vinicio, complimenti... the colours are very nice and the couple adds life... a real good one...
mikeo (12129) 2008-01-17 0:49
Thats amazing!!! What a romaantic and superb shot! Incredible composition with those walking couple, superb POV and amazing colours. Beautiful place...
Really good job!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-01-17 3:21
THe photo is amazing,
everything seems to complement everything else, the trees, the ponds, the people,
the only thing I would say is that you crop the photo as to get rid of the lonely peace of tree on the left
danos (80921) 2008-01-17 5:36
nice composition with great perspective of the Claudian water and POV.The place seem to be nice and idyllic for countryside walks.The walking pair add life in the scene.Very educational your note too.
paololg (31448) 2008-01-17 13:50
Immagine molto ben composta, con le linee verticali che contrastano con la linea dell'acquedotto che si perde nell'orizzonte. Piacevole la saturazione che hai dato alla foto. Bel lavoro.
giorgimer (34777) 2008-01-17 14:54
Ciao Grandissimo Vinicio,
come saprai in quest'ultimo periodo ho una fitta corrispondenza fotografica con tuo figlio, sta seguendo le tue orme, complimenti.
Bellissimo questo scatto, splendida prospettiva, non sai quanto invidio la possibilità che avete a Roma di passeggiare tra così tante meraviglie!
manada (6239) 2008-01-18 9:39
scorcio fantastico dato dalle rovine e dalla luce molto morbida.
I due a passeggio sono la classica ciliegina sulla torta, perfetti in questa ambientazione.
Ad essere pignoli avrei croppato il fusto a sinistra, del tutto, e un altro pò di pozzanghera alla base.
miumiu (3888) 2008-01-18 9:55
Colours are wonderful! l like the lights and composition, very special!
Have a nice weekend!
Gerrit (43775) 2008-01-20 18:06
excellent composition in beautiful light and colours. Great place,
bruce_wayne (1507) 2008-04-25 4:18
mi piace la luce che hai dato a questa foto...rende la scena delicata e completa la composizione, bravo!!
Mrfish33 (56) 2008-08-31 6:28
Great framing of the artifical aquaduct within a natural archway of trees plus just a couple of people added for scale and to remind us this is human. The two different directions/paths is interesting as well, with the dirt track pointing one way, the aquaduct the other. Only problem is the diffuse light seems a bit funky.
npecanhuk (59006) 2008-08-31 6:37
Great photograph with an excellent atmosphere!
Excellent composition and pov!
Colors and light were very well worked and the result is superb!
TFS - congratulations!
Saluti da Brasile,
- Copyright: Vinicio Tullio (vinicio) (23415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Ruins
- Camera: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H1
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites of mine (1), parco degli acquedotti [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-15 11:36
- Favorites: 1 [view]