Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mailing box on roman walls

This used to be my mailing box and it was closed for misterious reasons. 

The box is attached to the Mura di Gallieno, built by the homonymous roman emperor between april and december 265 d.C. when the Empire was already suffering from barbaric invasions and Verona was obviously under the threat. The hurry under which the works were carried out explains the variety of materials and shapes of the blocks: anything handy was recycled into this construction. 


9 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

One mystery solved (the stones) and one still to be unravelled (the post box). I like the colors of the stone and the strong red of the poste box.

this too will pass said...

very interesting; good composition and colours

jen laceda said...

What a great image! I like that it's all taped up!

lakeviewer said...

The old, the new, the efficient. Muri distinti.

Jacob said...

Fascinating story re: the building...

Strange story re: the mailbox.

Hopefully, you're getting your mail somewhere...

nobu said...

I love that historical stone wall!

seanjonesfoto said...

che bello photo! beautiful color, texture, and composition. the historical information enhances the interest of the viewer.

brava, Valeria, brava!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent capture. such an interesting contrast

Ming the Merciless said...

So where do you go to mail your letters now?

Interesting story on the building.

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