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The forum, Pompeii, Italy.

The forum was a large rectangular area in the south-west of Pompeii and was the heart of the city. It was surrounded by colonnades and was a pedestrian area only. Statues of important citizens were situated around the forum. It was the religious, commercial, and civic centre for the whole city. The forum contained the main city temples such as the Temple of Jupiter, the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of the Lares and the Temple of Vespasian.

In addition the forum was also the business centre of Pompeii. It contained the macellum or covered market where Pompeians could buy meat or fish. The open area of the forum would have contained traders who would have set up stalls - a kind of open air market. At the top left hand corner of the forum was the public weights and measures table or 'mensa ponderaria'. One of the most important industries in Pompeii was represented in the forum - the building of the Eumachia or the Guildhall of the cloth trade.

The forum was also a centre for local government. It contained three offices for councillors and also the basilica which was a law court and a place for businessmen to meet.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Alone In Thought'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jun 2012 - 2:40 PM
Focal Length:4.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ancient Shadows
Username:Philip_H Philip_H
Uploaded:22 Mar 2014 - 5:59 PM
Tags:Archaeology, Architecture, Colonnade, Forum, Italy, Pompeii, Roman city, Ruins, Temples, Tourists, Vesuvius
Votes:19

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2014 - 6:05 PM

Makes a grand shadow, Philip, well captured. Carol

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2014 - 6:29 PM

Nice POV, super view and great shadow, Philip.

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
22 Mar 2014 - 7:51 PM

Probably the oldest shadow makers we will see on here today!!..Good one Philip.

Lynette Grin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2014 - 9:42 PM

Always wanted to visit there Philip, great saturdays shadows imageSmile

Cliff

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24 Mar 2014 - 7:26 AM

good low angle composition, interesting storyline.

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