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St Peters

By mistere
A slightly different take on St Peters Basilica.
The obelisk at the centre of St Peters square came from Heliopolis in Egypt, where it was built by the
Pharaoh Mencares in 1835 BC in honor of the sun.
It was brought to Rome in 37 BC by the Emperor Caligua.
In 1586 Sixtus V had it moved from 'Caligula's Circus' to the centre of St. Peter's Square.
it took four months, using 900 men 140 horses and 44 winches.
Many thanks for giving my previous effort your Votes, comments and awards.
All very much appreciated. PM's have been sent.

Tags: Rome Architecture Black and white St peters basilica Vatican city

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
29 Aug 2019 12:48PM
Two lovely photos! The lead a smal favorite!

29 Aug 2019 2:43PM
A nicely thought out comp' in your lead image, Dave and, a wonderful feeling of wide open space caught in V1. A smashing pair.

saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
29 Aug 2019 3:27PM
I do like that composition in the lead image, Dave.
No idea what the inscription says - even my schoolboy Latin isn't enough...Wink
29 Aug 2019 3:48PM
29 Aug 2019 4:02PM
Two lovely images, the lead is very impressive not to say imposing and the processing works a treat. SmileSmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2019 8:08PM
Superbly composed and processed lead, and a great overview of my old alma mata Dave.
Peter GrinGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1840 England
29 Aug 2019 9:37PM
The version's descriptive, but the lead takes me there...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2019 12:53PM
Both images are so very beautiful... What a place!
Good photography, Isabel GrinGrin

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