Category : Italy

Angel with the Garment and Dice

Ponte Sant’Angelo, once the Aelian Bridge or Pons Aelius, meaning the Bridge of Hadrian, is a bridge in Rome, Italy, completed in 134 AD by Roman Emperor Hadrian, to span the Tiber, from the city center to his newly constructed mausoleum. In the seventh century, both the castle and the bridge took on the name Sant’Angelo, explained by a legend …

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Musei Capitolini. Roma, Italy

The photo tour of Musei Capitolini continued. Please find the previous photos of the masterpieces from the Capitoline Museums here. This set starts with the photo of The Esquiline Venus (Venere Esquilina), one of the most celebrated statues from Classical Antiquity. The Roman nude marble sculpture of a female in sandals and headdress was created circa 50 A.D. It is …

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The Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

There is an iconic dome that dominates the skyline of Rome, Italy – The Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica. It was designed by Michelangelo, but was only completed to the base when he died. It was later finished by Giacomo della Porta in 1590. The cupola rises to a total height of 136.57 meters (448.1 ft) from the floor of …

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St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Happy Birthday, Mom! St. Peter’s Basilica is a Late Renaissance Catholic church located within Vatican City. It is one of the largest churches in the world. The basilica is the burial site of its namesake Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Because of its location in the Vatican, the Pope presides at a number of services throughout …

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Romans Made of Stone and Marble

Dedicated to you, my friends, readers, subscribers, followers and visitors. Today is a remarkable day in the history of Memographer.com and my photography. The 1,000’th email subscriber has registered to receive the news updates from my Travel Photo Journal. I want to thank you all for your loyalty to my photography. Without your continued interest, I would never be able …

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The Statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius

The Capitoline Museums, dated 1471, are a group of art and archaeological museums designed by Michelangelo on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome, Italy. It’s the world’s oldest national museums, the “treasure box” full of art masterpieces of ancient Roman sculptures, collections of medieval and Renaissance art, and other artifacts. Today I share the photos of masterpieces I have …

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The Colosseum. Rome, Italy

The Colosseum a.k.a. Coliseum a.k.a. Colosseo a.k.a. Flavius or Flavian Amphitheater is an elliptical structure built in 70-80 in the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and stone, it is the largest amphitheater in the world, and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. The Colosseum was constructed during the reign of three emperors …

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Untitled Captures From Rome, Italy

I went through an archive of photos from my trip to Rome, Italy and Vatican City. Here are a few of the street snaps. The photo of a girl in an open window strikes me every time I look at it… Soon, I will be publishing a series of photo posts from Rome which will be focused on particular subjects …

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The Roman Pantheon and Piazza della Rotonda

The Pantheon (Rome, Italy) was built almost 1,900 years ago in times of the great Roman Empire. For about 500 years the Pantheon served as a temple to all the Gods. The temple was converted into the Church of St. Mary and the Martyrs in 609. The Pantheon now contains the tombs of the famous artist Raphael and several Italian …

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Rome Italy and Vatican City

Rome, Italy is photographer’s paradise. The city owns millions of artsy objects- beautiful buildings, bridges, fountains, statues… While looking at my “Angels and Demons” Italian and Vatican trip photos, I found a captured memory of a little girl sitting by an open window across the street from the Pantheon. The capture has inspired me to post this photo essay. Click …

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Romulus, Remus and Lupa (a she-wolf)

According to a legend, Rome, Italy was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, who were raised by Lupa (a she-wolf). It’s hard to imagine what would happen to our Civilization if Lupa didn’t rescue the twins from the Tiber River. It would be no Roman Art, Sculpture, Latin literature, Music… Simply no Colosseum, no Piazza Navona, no Trevi …

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St Peter's Basilica (Saint Peter Cathedral). Vatican City

As many of you know, the current Memographer.com is my seventh photo blog since 2007. We have moved a lot around the Web :) Thanks so much for following me! And sorry about the instability. I just couldn’t find a publishing platform which would serve my needs. I really hope to stick to WordPress for a while and keep the …

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