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Isola Tiberina

By TrevBatWCC    
Had a trip across the Tiber to visit the area of Trastevere on the south-west side of Rome. Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) is located in the southern bend of the Tiber, and is boat-shaped, approximately 270 metres long and 67 metres wide. Being a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital, the island is associated with medicine and healing.
Shown here from the west bank, on the left is the Ponte Cestio which dates back to the 1st century. However, in the 19th century as the western channel of the river was widened from 48 to 76 metres, the bridge had to be demolished and rebuilt. The ancient bridge, which had two small arches, was simply not long enough. A new bridge, with three large arches, was constructed with its central arch reusing about two-thirds of the original material.

Techie stuff: see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6

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

Trev Smile

Tags: Rome Landscape and travel Isola Tiberina River Tiber Ponte Cestio

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Comments


Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
10 Oct 2012 11:00AM
Impressive! Looks like you had some great weather.

Sue Smile

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sable 8 9 7 England
10 Oct 2012 11:18AM
Great image with a really interesting narrative xx
JOKEN 7 3 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 11:26AM
We must re-visit Rome to explore those sights we missed a few years back. Your historical notes are most interesting.
Ken
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 Oct 2012 11:54AM
Stunning viewpoint to choose Trev, was there about twenty years ago when some German students jumped off this bridge, I understand there is only a small area that is deep enough to do this, they were arrested, great processing again my friend.

Regards

Trev.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 12:37PM
What a magnificent view, well captured!
Carol
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Oct 2012 1:04PM
We missed so much whilst there. A lovely composition and info, Trev.

Dave
10 Oct 2012 1:28PM
great comp. and thanks for the write up ... the things you learn on this site
10 Oct 2012 1:58PM
Interesting write up and a great shot Trev.......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Oct 2012 2:07PM
Excellent composition, Trev.
R.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Oct 2012 3:04PM
Another fine shot from Rome Trev.
Well lit and good colours too.
Mick.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 3:06PM
A wonderful foreword Trevor, which as always i enjoy to read. as the saying goes "Your'e never too old to learn?"

The image, well that is just the icing on this huge wonderful photographic cake.

Regards Nathan
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
10 Oct 2012 3:14PM
Another fine composition, Trev. Carol
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
10 Oct 2012 3:48PM
Certainly done a good job with the Bridge, good details and tones too
regards Richard
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 3:50PM
Quite a few ancient bridges have been enlarged over time, Elvet Bridge in Durham being a well-known case in point. Somehow they manage to retain their air of great age even if only a fragment of the original survives.
An excellent foreword whose quality is matched only by the quality of your photograph. Excellent!
Regards
Bill
phil99 9 45 6 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 4:28PM
Superb view and wonderful detail ...Phil
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 4:33PM
Visually and historically fascinating.
Many thanks for birthday greetings, you are quite right. I am another year older and sillier...
Moira
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 5:34PM
Delightful image and not too obviously HDR this time. Thank you for the fascinating commentary too.
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2012 6:02PM
An excellent capture with a great write up Trev thanks for showing havent been to ther yet .SmileSmile
Rob
moiral 6 12 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 7:25PM
I could look at your shots all day Trev. Another cracker and great narrative. Moira
RockArea Plus
10 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 8:50PM
A lovely image and a great view across the water. Looks as if there's an encampment on the far bank. I'm guessing restaurant rather than marauders!

David
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
13 Oct 2012 8:35PM
Interesting forword and great detail in this wonderful view . You would think the bridge had been there for all time ! xxSmile
15 Oct 2012 7:22PM
Lovely scene captured Trev.
Interesting write up too.

David

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