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Power of the Past

By Philip_H
Part of the Forum, Pompeii.

When Pompeii was first founded, the Forum was a small market in the centre of the town. It was situated at the junction of two important routes that linked Pompeii to Naples, Nola, and Stabiae. The great expansion of Pompeii in the second century BC left the Forum on the outskirts, but it continued to play a fundamental role in the political, religious, and economic life of the city.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Arrival'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Forum Roman Architecture Columns Italy Ruins Archaeology Pompeii

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1669 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 7:17PM
Your compositions make visual sense of cluttered, complex locations. This is a quiet little gem.
Moira

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NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 7:19PM
An ancient builders merchants...

"I certainly would not enjoy the life as a hod carrier?" GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
3 Oct 2012 7:28PM
I quite agree with Moira.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
3 Oct 2012 7:30PM
Looking forward to this trip around Pompeii, Philip. A good opener... and what have you done with the tourists?Wink

Dave
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 7:59PM
A great shot Philip having been several years ago before I got on EPZ and not having such an interest in photography brings back good memories.
Rob
HELANA 7 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 8:20PM
Lots of things to look in this image Philip,the shot give an idea of the place to somebody like me that never been there.
Elena
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 Oct 2012 9:18PM
Thanks for this wonderful glimpse into the past!
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
3 Oct 2012 10:59PM
Superb comp and an equally superb capture. A happy reminder of our visit there some years ago, an experience I still recall with awe and pleasure.

Ann

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