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Farnese Gardens, Palatine Hill

By TrevBatWCC    
The Palatine Hill is some 40 metres high with views of the Roman Forum on one side, and the Circus Maximus on the other. With the development of Rome and the continued embellishment of the Forum, the Palatine, due to its close proximity to the seat of power, it became 'the place to live'. Here the air quality was much better; it also had the benefit of splendid views. So it became the place for the very powerful and wealthy to build their homes.
It covers a vast area - about twice the size of the Forum - and just a fraction of Palatine is occupied by the Farnese Gardens. They were created in 1550 on the northern portion of Palatine Hill, by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. They were the first private botanical gardens in Europe. This is just a small sample of the Gardens.

Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Rome Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Palatine Hill Farnese Gardens

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 Nov 2012 2:05PM
What amazing gardens, Trev, and what amazing gardeners they must have to keep it in such good order Smile. Two excellent captures. Carol

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
16 Nov 2012 2:28PM
Feel as thought I did the Rome trip with these series of shots Trev nice work

sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 3:06PM

Quote:Feel as thought I did the Rome trip with these series of shots Trev nice work


took the thoughts right out of my mind I have really enjoyed this journey xx
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Nov 2012 3:10PM
I am enjoying this tour around Rome with you, Trev: they don't seem to have that many flowers but cater well for enthusiasts of box hedging. Two fine documentary shots of the Gardens.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
16 Nov 2012 3:16PM
Great to see the garden and the beautiful weather Trev, excellent my friend.


Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 3:17PM
Bet your pleased that you don't have to trim the hedges Trev
another great shot
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
16 Nov 2012 4:33PM
A fine view along those gardens, Trev, but they do look dry at the moment.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 4:47PM
The guided tour we are getting from you Trev is a real delight!!! Lovely gardens, unmistakably Italian.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 6:16PM
you have made this look so wonderful
must visit some time
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 8:30PM
v1 for me Trev SmileSmile
Good comp Trev and a good tour of Rome. enjoyed seeing it all.

JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012 1:16PM
Your Roman journey continues to delight.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
17 Nov 2012 2:46PM
Looks as if those hedges need a drop or two of water, Trev - must have been very dry there (apart from in the tavernas you adjourned to afterwards)Wink

Delightful images.

Richsr 10 91 223 England
17 Nov 2012 7:20PM
good details Trevor
Regards Richard.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
19 Nov 2012 7:29PM
Beautiful of these manicured gardens Trev, but I swear that's a Texas prickly pear cactus in v2!

Anne Wink
20 Nov 2012 7:31PM
Another two fine images Trevor, with excellent processing and composition.


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