The Arch of Galerius (Modern Greek: τόξο του Γαλερίου or Aψίδα του Γαλερίου) and the Tomb of Galerius (Τάφος του Γαλερίου) are neighboring monuments in the city of Thessaloniki, in the province of Central Macedonia in northern Greece.
The Arch of Galerius, (Modern Greek: Καμάρα) stands on what is now Dimitrios Gounari Street. The arch was built in 298 to 299 CE and dedicated in 303 CE to celebrate the victory of the tetrarch Galerius over the Sassanid Persians and capture of their capital Ctesiphon in 298. The structure was an octopylon (eight-pillared gateway) forming a tripe arch that was built of a rubble masonry core faced first with brick and then with marble panels with sculptural relief. The central arched opening was 9.7 m wide and 12.5 m high and the secondary openings on other side were 4.8 m wide and 6.5 m high. The central arch spanned the portion of the Via Egnatia (primary east-west Roman road from Dyrrhacium to Byzantium) that passed through the city as a Decumanus (east-west major street). A road connecting the Rotunda (125m northeast) with the Palace complex (235m southwest) passed through the arch along its long axis.
At present, only the northwestern three of the eight pillars and parts of the masonry cores of the arches above survive: i.e. the entire eastern side (4 pillars) and the southernmost one of the western pillars are lost. Extensive consolidation with modern brick has been performed on the exposed masonry cores to protect the monument. The two pillars flanking the central arched passageway retain their sculpted marble slabs, which depict the wars of Galerius against the Persians in broadly panegyric terms......etc...
* Here more INFO from wikipedia
** see another shot my HERE WS another image,,,
*** I placed a picture in my laboratory further! On request of Costantino! the arch to show the relief representations! You can see them here DETAILS
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bracasha75 (24589) 2009-12-02 0:00
Thessaloniki or "Solun" on our language is one very very important city in our Serbian history
Very beautiful picture
Gerrit (52061) 2009-12-02 0:25
you show very well how old and new elements are easily integrated in your city.
npecanhuk (75502) 2009-12-02 0:26
That's a very interesting and beautiful urban and daily life photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof and colors are all excellent! The composition is effective and very attractive, with the contrast between the modern and old architectural details!
TFS - congratulations!
papagolf21 (102390) 2009-12-02 0:58
Bonjour, cher Georgios,
Quel étonnement de voir surgir un tel vestige du passé au milieu des temps modernes !
La mise en image est fort bien pensée pour donner toute la beauté du sujet principal.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-12-02 1:47
a beautiful photo of this place with attractive composition and peaceful atmosphere, the flowers in the foreground is beautiful, the POV is excellent. Tfs! Have a nice day!
mauro61 (52857) 2009-12-02 1:49
bela immagine colta per le vie della città con l'arco al centro della composizione.
Perfetta inclusione dei fiori con il passaggio dell'uomo che movimenta l'immagine.
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2009-12-02 3:22
i have many friends from this city and i havent been there yet... soon i hope... looks like a beautiful sunny day out there...
ta leme georgio...
PaulVDV (29153) 2009-12-02 3:56
Very beautiful to have the old arch in the centre of the town.
Well composed with the flowers at the left and the branch of the tree at the right.
One passenger in front of the monument is enough to add life to the picture and to still be able to see the arch very clearly.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (37888) 2009-12-02 8:22
A good example of how modern city planning can keep vero old parts in combination with very modern buildings. Also how flowers can be integrated in the the cityscape. An excellent picture!
Cretense (68703) 2009-12-02 8:49
Γεια σου Γεώργιε!
Ωραίο κάδρο της καμάρας, ωραία σύνθεση, καλό timing για τον περαστικό που δημιουργεί αίσθηση κλίμακας, αλλά και ζωής! Άψογος φωτισμός και χρώματα!
vasilpro (41317) 2009-12-02 10:04
Γεια σου Γεώργιε,
Πολύ όμορφη σύνθεση από τη Θεσσαλονίκη με πολύ καλό φωτισμό και χρώματα.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
Emile (20352) 2009-12-02 12:47
Beautiful place captured with a good POV, wonderful composition, nice view of the arch and areas of the city. Sharpness and colors are very good. Lovely flowers in the foreground. Light and shadows are very well managed.
izmirli (3989) 2009-12-02 21:30
kalimera dear georgios
wonderful composition and daily life.beautiful light and colours.well done.
pablominto (53746) 2009-12-02 22:45
Impressive combination of old and new, where the old is an integrated part of the modern city!
Effective point of view gives a fine framing and good depth...
Tech wise excellent with sharp fine details!
dip (23888) 2009-12-02 23:08
Geia sou Giorgo,
omorfi sunthesi me kali eukrineia kai kalo fotismo!
coco (30439) 2009-12-03 12:06
Very nice place and also colourful and good composition. The exposure and subject are also good.
COSTANTINO (65768) 2009-12-04 23:42
omorfi apopsi apo tin kamara apo ena shmeio xwris autokinita me wraia xrwmata kai eukrinia isws me ena ws na edeixnes kai tisanaglifes parastaseis
shevchenko (20548) 2009-12-06 18:24
What an old arch built at early century, unique and attractive the big and small arches standing side by side, the black dots on the arch are attractive too, look like birds, good frame to show old against new with including foreground gardening, distinct photo, well done.
DRAKOLIMNH (1224) 2009-12-29 5:39
το συναισθηματικό δέσιμο με αυτήν την πόλη κατά την χρονιά που πέρασε με κάνει να επιλέξω αυτήν την φωτογραφία σου που είναι πανέμορφη για να σου ευχηθώ,
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- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Thessaloniki city [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-01 23:51