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photoblog image The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back


The Roman Empire no longer exists, but it strikes back everywhere you look!

This column is a bit different from yesterday's,
from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


The Empire Strikes Back


The Roman Empire no longer exists, but it strikes back everywhere you look!

This column is a bit different from yesterday's,
from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (29)

Great bit of workmanship there, the picture's not too bad either, good colour and angle on it.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so funny, Les! Thanks.
Nicely composed shot.
Stone is so gorgeous. Can you imagine some of our buildings in 2000 year. Har!
Ginnie Hart: No, Michael. That's the point. We don't seem to build things to last any more! Sigh. Thanks.
This is amazing how it goes through the ages...the details on the column are really great.
Ginnie Hart: I think it will last forever, Flo, even if the Empire didn't! Thanks.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2007, 04:49
such intricate detail! I love the image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Kanyi.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2007, 05:07
Prachtige foto, stunning picture, the angle, the colors the composition, the framing. It always amazes me that you have great eye for detail, look at those little twigs on top, I was once in Athens, so I know how you felt 'walking through history' I wished I was there too wink
Ginnie Hart: If you were in Athens, Astrid, then, YES, you know how I felt. One day maybe I'll see what you saw. BTW, it takes one to know one (know what that means?)! smile
tu as de l'art dans les yeux!
Ginnie Hart: There is definitely "art" everywhere you go in this city, O-P! Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2007, 06:43
The fine details (for example the "Eierstäbe, Kannelüren", sorry, I don't know the English architecture-terms) can still be recognized. In the evening light the nature is ready to 'conquer' the ruins, the last monuments of the Romanum Imperium. O tempora...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Philine. You speak like a poet! Thank you.
  • James
  • Japan
  • 18 Dec 2007, 06:52
Fantastic light on the front of the ruined column!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, James!
I was thinking along the lines of Michael, and wondering how many of our modern buildings would stand this sort of test of time. It fascinates me how these ancient fragments of buildings have metamorphosed from grand architecture to beautiful pieces of classical art. This is a glorious capture, Ginnie and I particularly like the rich golden light. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: Your words are thoughtful and generous, Roz. I agree. What we build now is not meant to last!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Dec 2007, 07:53
Just look at the detail in that column Ginnie. I wonder how long it would have taken to do it.A machine would do it today with no heart or pride.
Lovely shot.smile
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Tracy. No heart or pride. Whatever happened to craftsmanship!!! Thank you.
  • Ann
  • 18 Dec 2007, 08:11
I like the angle and the colors ...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ann.
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2007, 08:50
The rich colors here are gorgeous Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Scarlet. Thank you.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Dec 2007, 10:55
Utterly gorgeous, Ginnie. beautifully composed picture, interesting architectural artefacts...and some cheeky weeds thrown in. Couldn't want any more than that.
Ginnie Hart: Those cheeky weeds were what made it for me, Ray! smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 18 Dec 2007, 11:14
Isn't that just gorgeous, they were just incredible craftsmen. And in Bath UK you can see a Roman plumbing that has worked for hundreds of years.
Ginnie Hart: When we were in Bath last February, Aussie, we felt the same way. Built to last! What a concept!!! Thanks.
Very nice artistic composition Ginnie. I like the colour tones and the details
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Richard. Thank you.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2007, 11:54
Oh, how amazing to last all these years. Gorgeous. I love the little plants growing.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Ruth! Built to last. And the little plants know it! Thank you.
  • Chantal
  • Terheijden - The Netherlands
  • 18 Dec 2007, 12:21
Nice texture in the rocks
Ginnie Hart: Thank a lot, Chantal.
  • Dotun
  • Md, USA
  • 18 Dec 2007, 12:45
this certainly brings back memories of our trip to that great city, thanks for sharing.
Ginnie Hart: So glad to bring back the memories, Dotun. I surely will never forget the place! Thanks.
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 18 Dec 2007, 13:02
That was a piece of engineering ! Love the colors and the frame Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Those Romans were definitely THE engineers! They trumped us all! Thanks, Ferdi.
  • Karen
  • 18 Dec 2007, 14:08
Lovely crisp photo. Here you can still see some of the designs painted on the column. I find that fascinating.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Karen. This whole place was fascinating! Thank you for commenting.
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 18 Dec 2007, 15:18
This is interesting. It looks like it is plaster with a vaguely Egyptian flavor. Do you know anything more about it?
Ginnie Hart: No, I'm afraid not, Martin. The whole place is still a city, the way they have excavated it. Most fascinating! Thanks.
  • Gale
  • South Africa
  • 18 Dec 2007, 16:28
These are gorgeous.. I love the detail so much. Love your photos Ginnie..... they take us on a jorney.
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad I can take you on the journey with me, Gale! It was definitely a journey for me! Thanks.
Lovely dollop of colour and texture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I like that word, Bill. Dollop. smile Thanks.
  • Reza
  • Canada
  • 18 Dec 2007, 16:51
Absolutely wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Reza.
Just think of the things it's seen Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chris! Yes, indeed. Thanks.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 18 Dec 2007, 20:29
Amazing the workmanship and the way that this has lasted over time. Very weil composed, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It really blows my mind, Kathryn. Still standing after all this time and all that eruption! Thanks.
Very well done -> Unusual sight of Roman ruins ! I love the colors too !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 18 Dec 2007, 22:52
It's a very well composed picture Ginnie, and shows the column in context, which is nice.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Ellie.
The history of this city must be fascinating. After all the destructions of the Vesubio and still we can enjoy certain vestiges!
Ginnie Hart: That is the truth, José Angel! Thanks.

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