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How Roman is THAT!

Here's a close-up of one of the statues lining the columns above the Great Bath (from this pic).  I did NOT convert this pic to sepia because I wanted you to see the natural colors.  Look at how deteriorated his forehead is!

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


How Roman is THAT!

Here's a close-up of one of the statues lining the columns above the Great Bath (from this pic).  I did NOT convert this pic to sepia because I wanted you to see the natural colors.  Look at how deteriorated his forehead is!

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (26)

Very Roman indeed, lovely shot here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think you and I are on the same page today, Dotun! smile
ooooooooooooooooooooooOh Ginnie. Lovely
Ginnie Hart: ooooooooooooooooooooooOh, Busola. Thank you. smile
  • Mia
  • 16 Apr 2007, 02:21
Yes! Sepia would have been a no-no Ginnie grin I absolutely am in love with Roman history, architecture, art... you name it. Although I couldn't tell you who that was wink hehe
Ginnie Hart: HA! The Unknown Soldier, I guess. smile
  • Robs
  • 16 Apr 2007, 05:04
Nice one Ginnie! Vespasianus was a roman emperor, who is famous for putting a tax on public restrooms. Today, his name is a synonim for restroom, in italian. This is not very nice for him! grin
Ginnie Hart: Oh, so that's his name! I needed that tidbit, Rob. Thank you. smile
It was also the old names of our public toilets here in Paris, Ginnie... Remarquable texture !
Ginnie Hart: As they say, you learn something new every day! Thanks to you and Rob! smile
The poor guy badly needs a bath smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Isn't that the truth, Thomas.

BTW, Donica flies to India tomorrow! She'll be in Bangalore for a day and then Chennai, before flying back to Atlanta on Friday. It'll be her first trip to India. Maybe the next time I'll go with her. smile
i like how youve included the window in this shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Genevieve. Glad you noticed. smile
Very. But what have the Romans ever done for us??? wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Hmmm. I bet we can come up with something besides war and conquest!
nice one Ginnie ! I hope you had a good week end !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frederic. Yes, we had a great sunny and warm weekend here in Amsterdam. Almost too blooming hot, to tell the truth!
Cool!!
Ginnie Hart: smile
Another great shot!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, DD.
nice compositiomn with the 2/3 rule
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
Nicely composed!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Etomi.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 16 Apr 2007, 12:03
Good call on not converting to sepia. It's all just gorgeous, and I smile when I see that modern window. It's nice that they're using the interior space for something.
Ginnie Hart: I like it when I can see you smile, Ruth. smile
Very nicely done! I like the rigid organization of the shot. It follows the roman way of doing things smile
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Well said, Martin.
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 16 Apr 2007, 16:49
Look how proud he stands in his damaged appearance. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Julia. I'm guessing he'll stand proud as long as he can.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 16 Apr 2007, 16:59
he does have a bit of a messy head poor chap. i like the arch around his head. does seem strange that what looks like network cable is sticking ourside the building. maybe the baths have gone wifi. nice framing ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's what makes me smile about pics like this, Neal. There's always something to give it away!
Great colours on the Roman - almost like green camouflage on the upper body and "helmet"

I'm now waiting for your visit to York or something, to see the Vikings smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh my. I'd love to do that, Aksel. Maybe the next visit to the UK! smile
Now you've got me wondering who he is ? I'm glad you didn't convert this as sometimes it's nice to see just what the camera did.
Ginnie Hart: To convert or not to convert, that is the question! This one just seemed to say NO.

Rob said "Vespasianus was a roman emperor, who is famous for putting a tax on public restrooms. Today, his name is a synonim for restroom, in italian. This is not very nice for him!" That's who he is!
That's the honey gold of Bath stone but he's starting to look a little petrified! It's a dandy pose with one leg resting but hasn't he got great muscles!
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Exactly, PP. A true Roman soldier!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Apr 2007, 21:16
Age is coming down on him. Looks like one of those pirates from the caribean when the moonlight catches them. Great picture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I had quite the chuckle when I envisioned him as a Pirate of the Caribbean, Louis! Thanks.
  • chris p
  • Heard the first cuckoo today!
  • 16 Apr 2007, 21:42
I feel like slipping into Monty Python mode again Ginnie grin Good catch and well captured. smile
Ginnie Hart: Another HA! Monty Python. Pirates of the Caribbean. What else, I wonder. smile Thanks, Chris.
  • alex
  • clean apartment in boise, idaho
  • 16 Apr 2007, 23:30
another one in which you chose the framing spot on! like these, ginnie, keep them coming.
Ginnie Hart: So your apartment is finally clean, Alex. Congratulations! Thanks for stopping by. smile
  • Ellie
  • 17 Apr 2007, 15:06
Whenever I see pictures of Romans with armour/weapons I think of the Scottish regiments with their kilts. I wonder if there's a link, somewhere deep in history?

Sad about the environmental decay, but with luck it won't get any worse.
Ginnie Hart: Good observation, Ellie! Hmmm. I think you may have something there about those kilts!

It actually surprised me to see all those statues out in the elements. But then, most statues everywhere are such, I guess. I think I've seen a study on what they're doing elsewhere around the world to preserve granite and other stones from decay. They need to do it quickly everywhere before we lose this history!
  • Deb
  • 17 Apr 2007, 15:36
Those Romans do age well ;~wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're right, Deb. grin
Lol smile Very well done and interresting - Make me think about Asterix smile
Ginnie Hart: I had to look that up, Zeb! Now I know something new about the comics you read in France. grin

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