Thursday, October 30, 2008
Almost every day I walk under these arches and I hardly notice it. Now that I am handling this photo I take a closer look and realize how special this construction is.
It was built in the first century AD over a pre-existing gate dated first century b.C. The Via Postumia (ancient highroad built in 148 b.C., it ran from Genoa and in Cremona it spread in two branches: one ran to Aquileia - Venice and the other ran north to the Brenner Pass, through Verona) passed through this gate!
The gate's current name derives from the guard soldiers which were paid the fee to enter in the town (Latin bursarii).
I have heard that during the terrible flood of 1882 the water reached such a high level that the rescue boats couldn't make it through the arches!
Today I was honoured to receive the Kreativ Blogger award from Nobu of Funabashi Daily Phone Photo
Thank you so much Nobu, I am happy to have received the award from someone I admire and whom I consider a source of inspiration.
My duty now is to list 6 things that make me happy and 6 blogs worth of this award.
These are six things that make me happy:
1 My family, especially my little daughter
2 Meeting people, knowing their stories
3 Natural beauty, wildlife
5 Taking photos
6 blogs worthy
1 Cavite Daily Photo by Stephen
2 Menton Daily Photo
3 Sari (Iran) Daily Photo by Danial
4 Santa Fe Daily Photo
5 Lost in Sicilia
6 Sidney Meanderings