Incorrectly called arch of Trajan , due to the discovery of some coins bearing the effigy of the emperor in his vicinity , or arch of San Damiano , probably dates to ' Augustan age .
The severe architecture of the arc , lack , almost certain , of a figurative decoration , which is typically present in the arches of triumph , all indicate that it was not an honorary monument , but a monumental gateway of the city, as evidenced also by the presence , immediately after the arch , of a series of monumental tombs that , for ancient norm , always stood out from the town.
It is among the most well-known monuments carsulani and which was more focused the attention of critics , being known since the seventeenth century. Original structure with three arches is preserved only part of the central one, which has a depth of 1 , 30 m , certainly higher than that of the corresponding side lights , which had to be even lower.
The plinth , three steps above the other, goes on every front of the piers two adjectives . This particular , along with the presence of holes , would think of a marble facing .
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lousat (73947) 2013-12-15 5:55
Ciao Silvio,saro' anche ripetitivo,ma l'effetto soft che crea la nebbietta è sempre piacevole da vedere,ottima occasione per catturare questo antico arco,ottima qualita' e colori.Buon pomeriggio,Luciano
snunney (80647) 2013-12-15 6:15
An image that has an air of mystery about it; we wonder what we might if we venture through the arch into the mist shrouded background. I like the patterns to be discerned in the stony foreground path, which makes an excellent lead-line. I like the soft light and subdued colours.
carlo62 (29421) 2013-12-15 7:05
questo proprio non lo conoscevo, la bellezza di questo sito è questa, si scoprono cose nuove attraverso le immagini.
Oltre tutto, si tratta di una foto molto bella, la nebbia crea una splendida atmosfera.
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-15 8:43
Nice shot covered in mist. The archway seems to be an invitation into the unknown. I like the soft light and colors of dawn perhaps.Very good composition and well chosen POV. Excellent photo with lots of mystery and mood.
holmertz (38627) 2013-12-15 10:21
This is a fine composition. The thick haze and the subdued colours of late autumn have created a rather moody atmosphere. The flat stones, where people have walked for about two thousand years, lead me towards the arch but behind it the road disappears in the haze. It's a well composed photo and the clarity is very good in spite of the difficult conditions.
gojo (1761) 2013-12-15 10:31
Buona sera Silvio,
This is a very nice way to deal with the fog! Great composition and lovely foreground.
Romano46 (16584) 2013-12-15 13:02
ma non i fermi mai?
E' vero che sei a due passi da casa tua ma la tua conoscenza oer il sapere e per la fotografia non ti impedisce di startene a casa anche con la nebbia.
Ci sono passato vicino ma non ci sono mai stato. Questa tua foto è motovo di riflessione per una sosta la prossima volta che mi trovo da queste parti.
Ciao e buona serata
Fis2 (83182) 2013-12-15 13:45
Interesting old building.
Good frame and colors.
Fog add savor of photo.
Photo has climate.
Sonata11 (33203) 2013-12-15 18:17
magnificent composition with beautiful moody atmosphere and great POV, super sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done.
All the best, Barbara
Nicou (118102) 2013-12-15 19:43
Dan sla brume quel arche sueprbe quel rendu sur la pierre et iamge sueprbe compo et ce pavage tout un mystère génial.
Bravo et amitié
Corry (4508) 2013-12-15 20:36
Belle prise de vue de cet arche antique dans ce brouillard qui donne du mystère à la scène. Belle composition. Bien fait.
delpeoples (52777) 2013-12-15 22:04
Che foto. Un arco di mistero, come l'uomo dietro la fotocamera :) Adoro l' effetto della nebbie, il grande primo piano ed i colori sottili. Complimentoni!
jjcordier (74526) 2013-12-15 22:56
La brume apporte un côté mystérieux à cette belle photo de cette arche antique.
dekanski (2742) 2013-12-16 9:57
nice, very nice! (It's a little tilted?)
Cricri (103055) 2013-12-16 11:15
Ciao ami Silvio
Bon cadrage de ce chemin de pierres, de verdure et de feuilles vers l'arche et le fond brumeux qui ajoute une touche de mystère
nikkitta (13953) 2013-12-16 11:46
Like fields covered with mist here besides a good POV with the stones to lead the way right through old arch
Few contrasts add interest at the capture
photoray (10959) 2013-12-16 14:29
Attractive and imaginative scene of Arco di ingresso ruin from Augustus's time with rock pathway leading into it, surrounded in atmospheric fog. Must have been impressive before its marble fronting was removed.
tyro (19286) 2013-12-18 0:39
Ciao caro Silvio,
An interesting note and a photograph with such lovely soft ethereal quality that it reminds me of those beautiful old watercolour paintings which we often see of ancient Roman architecture and ruins.
The early morning mist has softened the colours and contrasts to give this a beautifully timeless quality. Excellent composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
eldancer1 (26080) 2013-12-18 7:48
Adverse weather condition is a great challenge for photograph and you've met that challenge. A simple scene made beautiful by the fog. Well done, tfs.