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Boat Friday

 

SPQR

Senatus Populusque Romanus = "The Roman Senate and People,"

referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic.

(somewhere along the Tevere river in Rome, Italy)

 

 

 

Boat Friday

 

SPQR

Senatus Populusque Romanus = "The Roman Senate and People,"

referring to the government of the ancient Roman Republic.

(somewhere along the Tevere river in Rome, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (25)

Jolie décoration, je ne pense pas qu'il y en ait de même en France.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Martine, I think Rome was the only place we saw them, which makes sense, of course.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 3 May 2019, 00:47
A beautiful find with great tones and textures! Have a fantabulous weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Steven.
terrific effort on this wonderful treatment, Ginnie. and with the title, you reminded me of Asterix & Obelix that i loved reading in my boyhood.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ayush. I love if when things like this remind us of other things like what you mentioned. smile
Great treatment of this Ginnie, it really complements the subject.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Frank. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 May 2019, 06:12
I really like what you did with the picture, Ginnie. It shows the decoration so well. Beautiful POV too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Astrid. It seemed appropriate.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 May 2019, 06:21
This is a very grand object Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It is, indeed, Chris.
This boat statue is really original and amazing at the same time. Nice picture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marie.
Très originale cette sculpture !
Ginnie Hart: I suppose more Roman you cannot get, Claudine! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 May 2019, 07:25
Many years ago, there used to be a spot in Southampton called “SPQR” - Small Profits Quick Returns”. Not at attractive as this, though!
Ginnie Hart: I declare, Alan. Definitely a creative twist.
An original take on the boat Friday theme Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love how we can see variations on the theme, Bill, and immediately think BOAT FRIDAY! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2019, 08:05
This is a wonderful sign for 'Boat Friday', well processed, too. "During the course of the First Punic War, the Roman navy was massively expanded and played a vital role in the Roman victory and the Roman Republic's eventual ascension to hegemony in the Mediterranean Sea. In the course of the first half of the 2nd century BC, Rome went on to destroy Carthage and subdue the Hellenistic kingdoms of the eastern Mediterranean, achieving complete mastery of the inland sea, which they called Mare Nostrum."
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. When you go back over Roman history, you realize how much it dominated the world stage in their time. Even though that is past history, its vestiges are still seen everywhere.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 May 2019, 08:07
I love elaborate street furniture Ginnie. This design is superb.
Ginnie Hart: I like your take on this, Chad: street furniture. smile
that boat looks like it would sink like a rock smile
gorgeous shot, although a bit terrifying lol
Ginnie Hart: You and boats, Elaine! It always makes me laugh. grin
Jolie compo et traitement.
Bises et bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. I love finding boats everywhere I go. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 3 May 2019, 11:06
Excellent
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • willy
  • BelgiĆ«
  • 3 May 2019, 11:09
a nice photo of this beautiful sculpture Ginnie..

"Sono Porci Questi Romani" or
"Romans are pigs" said Obelix and Asterix...

have a nice weekend...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Willy, and HAHAHA!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 May 2019, 11:49
This conversion is very good. I can see (in my mind) how Asterix and Obelix pulverise the Roman boats and then the pirates. Unlike Ayush, I still read Asterix and Obelix smile
Ginnie Hart: I love that some of you are thinking about Asterix and Obelix, Louis. I had never heard of them till I met Astrid, who has action figures of them (as well as the dog, Idefix) in our china cabinet. smile
Surely it would be quicker to carve SPR rather than SPQR in those days right?

Why did they even bother to include the letter Q? wink
Ginnie Hart: Good questions, LC. Hmmmm. Surely they had a good reason, right????
A push me, pull me boat, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Coming and going, exactly, Mary.
Beautiful statue
Oja.. ik kan gewoon Nederlands typen.
Het geheel geeft een mooie sfeer
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Yes, Marjolein. You can always type in Dutch, since I always have Bing open. Thanks.
A very unusual item of art, thanks for the explanation.
Ginnie Hart: I suppose this is when I should say "more Roman you cannot get." smile
Your treatment is superb. I like the contrasts and tones.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Ruthie.
a majestic Boat Friday Ginnie... love your b&w treatment....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Peter. Thanks.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 May 2019, 02:05
The boat seems grounded...
Ginnie Hart: HA! No chance that it will float away, Cherry. smile
Ahh excellent - both the photo and the subject!
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Elizabeth, to backtrack. Thank you.

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