The Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana in Italian) is a large Roman archaeological complex at Tivoli, Italy. The villa was constructed at Tibur (modern-day Tivoli) as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD. Hadrian was said to dislike the palace on the Palatine Hill in Rome, leading to the construction of the retreat. During the later years of his reign, he actually governed the empire from the villa. A large court therefore lived there permanently. The postal service kept it in contact with Rome 18 miles (29 km) away. After Hadrian, the villa was used by his various successors. During the decline of the Roman Empire the villa fell into disuse and was partially ruined. In the 16th century Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este had much of the marble and statues in Hadrian's villa removed to decorate his own Villa d'Este located nearby. The Canopus is among the monuments of the villa that has a certain identification which is the waterway that connected Alexandria to the ancient city of Canopus, which owes its name to the helmsman of Menelaus, who return from the Trojan War, where he died. This temple grotto sacred to Serapis clearly inspired by the Egyptian returned in time a large number of sculptures in addition to his likeness still outstanding. The temple in which ends the long basin consists of a large semi-circular room, covered by a dome into wedges. The large spherical shell with compartments and sailing, was covered with mosaic tiles in black and white. In the background are curved wall niches, some of which were of cascading fountains and other housed the statues, the finish made ??of Tartars, mosaics and marble, thanks to water games, gave the impression of being in a cave . On the opposite side of the basin was surrounded by a colonnade with architrave mixtilinear spaces in which there were many statues intercolunnari (Ares, Athena, Hermes, Amazon) as well as copies of two of the caryatids of the Erechtheum and two Sileni. The whole plant is considered as a great summer room for banquets.
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jemaflor (103617) 2012-04-07 1:01
What a perfect water mirror, well seen and captured, I like the light and these colors, interesting depth, tfs
mohammad_H (10126) 2012-04-07 1:05
Architecture, old trees reflected in water bath. You make it so beautiful display. Use of intelligence in creating an environment rich in imagery and appear calm. Attractive color and good clarity. Excellent staff.
Have a nice weekend
danos (103212) 2012-04-07 1:09
very nice te view as the presentation of this beautiful place with the reflections to complete perfect the image.A bit of contrast and the scene would was much better i think.
Have a good weekend,Danos
carlo62 (55684) 2012-04-07 2:25
bel particolare della splendida villa di Adriano, bel POV, ottimo controllo della luce e grande riflesso.
Piacevole la presenza delle persone.
diomed (13926) 2012-04-07 4:24
Magnifico, Valter, questo specchio riflettente in modo perfetto la scena esterna.Splendida anche la luce, l'inquadratura, i colori.
papagolf21 (110312) 2012-04-07 4:56
Félicitations pour cette très jolie prise de vue. Le cadrage a été pensé avec talent.
J'aime les couleurs douces et l'ambiance qui se dégage de cette composition.
Nicou (151990) 2012-04-07 8:49
Fantastique compo e tiamge quelle perspective superbe et ces reflet une mervielle quelle vue ce tons un bijour.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (160881) 2012-04-07 9:14
Thank you very much for your interesting note, I learn almost everyday on TE.
It quiet weather makes for very nice reflections.
You create depth and perspective, the trees and blue sky are the real eye catchers.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend,
tyro (26142) 2012-04-07 9:40
Another of your wonderful photographs from Hadrian's Villa!
As in your other pictures from this site, the reflections here are stunning! The water is so still and calm that it looks almost like a mirror with fabulous reflections of the trees and the fine building.
Your exposure is perfect and so is your composition with excellent perspective and wonderful lines leading the eye well into the distance. Gorgeous colours and contrasts and exquisite detail and sharpness.
Have a Lovely Easter!
rychem (43302) 2012-04-07 9:45
Beautiful view, fantastic reflections, excellent done
holmertz (59748) 2012-04-07 10:31
This is an interesting temple, nicely situated by the water and with statues lining one side. From a photographic point of view it's the superb reflections in this remarkably calm water that naturally catch my eyes first of all. I like the inclusion of two persons near the far end. They are small but still provide life to this historical place.
cornejo (47250) 2012-04-07 12:20
Ciao Valter, un quadro affascinante e interessante di questa bella riflessione, molto buona immagine pov e di buona qualità, un lavoro molto buono e interessante il mio amico, le mie congratulazioni. Buona notte e felice Domenica. TFS.
I migliori auguri.
mauro61 (52887) 2012-04-07 12:50
ottima ripresa in campo lungo con la realtà del posto che si mischia agli splendi riflessi.
Un luogo di grande bellezza che ci presenti molto bene.
Auguri di Buona Pasqua a te e famiglia
Morteza_E (879) 2012-04-07 13:06
Picture a very well recorded. Color and good exposure. Very well.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-07 16:06
Excellent and beautiful reflection photo Valter!! Love the colors and light management. Your POV of this Villa is superb.
ikeharel (79149) 2012-04-08 2:02
A nice reflection collected on the Tivoli pond, showing agreand view of the oak trees on water with excelent clearity.
The old restored ruins on back a bit under dark shadow, but nicely mirror and decor the scene.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-08 2:53
Une très jolie photo où tu as choisi de mettre l'accent sur les reflets intéressants... et c'est le bon choix, le ciel semblant un peu trop blanchâtre!
Cricri (126690) 2012-04-08 10:35
Des reflets magnifiques dans cette image parfaitement réaliser, cadrer, une lumière bien capter, intéressante note et présentation
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-04-08 10:59
Un luogo di grande belezza.Splendidi riflessi con toni verde.Ottimo POV e bella prospettiva.
Bravo e buon WE.
ChrisJ (118861) 2012-04-09 3:37
This one jumped out at me from your recent gallery. Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the tranquil, mirror like water, with superb natural linear perspective leading the eye to the people at top left. Good sharpness & the central arched canopy is also a good focal point. Tfs!
mesutilgim (97722) 2012-04-09 9:26
I missed this wonderfull capture.
Perfect layout and very nice rerflections. A perfect TE entry enriched with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (58220) 2012-04-09 10:02
Awsome shot and what a glorious moment captured as we are presented by such a peaceful scenic location and lots of rich colors. The tranquality makes everything sparkle with fabulous colors, of course the waterway and its mirror reflection is so gorgeous. Extremely refreshing look so well recorded. Thks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (154043) 2012-04-09 10:07
Ciao Valter, gran bel riflesso e ottima prospettiva sul Canopo, splendida luce e magnifici colori, ci devo proprio ritornare, bravo, ciao Silvio
JFS (32459) 2012-04-09 12:59
What a wonderful reflection! The moment if delightful! Rome give so many surprises...Good work Valter!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-11 2:21
Che fortuna trovare l' acqua così calma per dare la possibilità di scattare un rispecchio del genere. Molto bello e molto dettagliato con una colorazione calda e naturale. Mi piace molto :)
Un caro saluto ed augurio di buona giornata da noi due ... M & D
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-12 12:52
Hope you had a safe trip back to Italy. Every element is perfect in this image. The architecture, colors, sharpness and atmosphere are great. The reflections are very clear . Very picturesque image.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18344)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-20
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 24-70mm f/2,8 L
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 0:43