I went to Rome after 35 years. Then, it was my first lonely trip to Western country. Going from communist country was difficult or quite impossible. But somehow I managed to go. So now I visited first of all the places I knew from my first trip.
When we came to our hotel, it was already short before blue hour. I took the metro and went to Piazza del Popolo, as 35 years ago. I climbed Pincio Hill and had all Rome at my feet. So this is the beginning of my marvelous time in Eternal City.
Piazza del Popolo was designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier.
An Egyptian obelisk of Sety I (later erected by Rameses II) from Heliopolis stands in the centre of the Piazza. Three sides of the obelisk were carved during the reign of Sety I and the fourth side, under Rameses II. The obelisk is the second oldest and one of the tallest obelisks in Rome (some 24 m high, or 36 m including its plinth). The obelisk was brought to Rome in 10 BC by order of Augustus and originally set up in the Circus Maximus.
The Pincian Hill is a hill in the northeast quadrant of the historical center of Rome. The hill lies to the north of the Quirinal, overlooking the Campus Martius. It was outside the original boundaries of the ancient city of Rome, and was not one of the Seven hills of Rome, but it lies within the wall built by Roman Emperor Aurelian between 270 and 273. (After Wikipedia)
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Silvio1953 (145703) 2013-03-15 9:13
Ciao Malgorzata, deliziosa composizione, fantastica luce su Roma, brava, buon week end, ciao Silvio
snunney (100816) 2013-03-15 9:44
The light is quite sublime and the composition is excellent, using the tree to frame the dome of the church. A beautiful souvenir from the Eternal City.
saxo042 (37900) 2013-03-15 9:59
This is a marvellous view, a fantastic photo taken in perfect light conditions. So many beautiful and well known buildings are captured here. It is a true pleasure to study all details that you have managed to include. A very interesting note as well!
kasianowak (9355) 2013-03-15 10:50
Piekne jest to miasto widziane ze wzgorza w ten sliczny wieczor. Piekne kolory i cudowne delikatne swiatlo.
Ja tez kiedys wybralam sie w moja pierwsza podroz "na zachod", wlasnie do Wloch. :)
holmertz (54337) 2013-03-15 11:12
This is a lovely composition with fantastic colours. But above all I am rather touched by your description of returning to the place where you first ventured out of the "Eastern Bloc". It is a nostalgic picture for me as well. Although politics never stopped me from travelling anywhere, lack of money was a problem in my younger days. Rome was the first place I saw outside of northern Europe, more than 40 years ago. I can still remember very clearly the excitement of going by bus from the airport into the city, feeling the strange smells and watching the crumbling houses, the stray-cats, the laundry outside the windows. The light and colours of this photo remind me very much of my impressions from those days, when I spent several weeks in Rome, walking every street (almost) and getting to know the city so well.
cornejo (43563) 2013-03-15 11:19
Malgo Hello, lovely view of this beautiful place, nicely captured with great pov in this very good and nice photo. Wonderful picture with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
spigola (473) 2013-03-15 11:34
As I look at your pictures of Rome I recall my recent voyage to the eternal city. Just like you I had my very first glimpse of Rome at the exact same spot, and what a wonderful panorama it was!
Lovely colours!I'm looking forward to your next photos from Rome!
Have a great wknd,
manrezaei (1837) 2013-03-15 11:53
Amazing shot. Excellent clarity and very well managed the colors. Well done.
Have a nice week end.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-15 12:33
questo è uno dei miei posti preferiti per fare le foto. Ci sono stato diverse volte ed ogni volta appare sempre diverso ed interessante.
Apprezzo questa tua foto perchè hai colto un attimo con una bella luce laterale che evidenzia l'affollarsi di belle architetture. Buona anche la scelta di lasciare il pino e la vegetazione vicina a fare da cornice.
Ciao e buona serata
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-15 13:44
Hello Maglo, very sharp and beautiful panoramic shot from a great point of view!
Beautiful antique sepia colors and great presence of the lone tree!
a magnificent picture,
tatadalou (7459) 2013-03-15 14:08
I like this kind of POV, at the same time in the middle of downtown and nature. The tree on the right balances the composition since it breaks the horizon. Regards,
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-15 18:16
This is a real beauty, Malgo, and an unusual view of Rome from afar. The tree makes an ideal frame, with some of the city's most notable landmarks visible in beautiful late light. Thanks!
cargus (10273) 2013-03-15 22:24
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-03-15 23:28
Très jolie vue sur Rome qui prend de très jolies teintes sous cette belle lumière. Une bonne composition.
ikeharel (72955) 2013-03-16 2:23
Best view on town you managed, and with a unique afternoon light, that colored the building in a most fantastic tones. I see monument to be known and famous in Roma, with the typical high canopy of the tree, the scenery is charming.
Fine taken shot, have a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-03-19 1:52
piekny widok na miasto oraz piekne i bardzo nastrojowe swiatlo,ktore tworzy caly klimat zdjecia.Bylem 3 razy w Rzymie a dopiero od ciebie dowiaduje sie o tym wzgorzu(sam bylem na Janikulum,wzgorzu nieopodal Watykanu,skad rowniez rozposciera sie piekny widok na miasto).