Thursday, June 11, 2009

Roman road


Roman road, circa I AD. This bit of roman road lies under the Arco dei Gavi. You can touch this smooth dark pavement where the cart wheels left a deep mark, over the centuries (I have always wondered, though, if it was the continuous use that produced the mark or if, instead, it was purposedly carved to obtain a sort of rail. Anyone knows better?).
This few meters of black stones are nonetheless a tiny bit of the great Postumia Road...(read more)

15 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Great picture. If we make out dents from carts and wheels, then they caused the ruts.

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nobu said...

I think that it was fine infrastructure to supported the prosperity of the ancient Roman age.

Bob Crowe said...

Drop-dead gorgeous light and texture. I'm glad you are one of those people willing to get down on your belly in the street for the best shot.

AmyR said...

What an amazing photo, everything came together perfectly here. Oh to touch that road and feel the wheels it has felt...

PurestGreen said...

Oh, I love this, especially how the smoothness of the stones hold a sort of mercury sheen.

Babzy said...

great shot ! i like history and vestige , this piece of road is like a trip back in times ...

Fio said...

Hundreds steps, hundreds matters, hundreds years.
What a moody shot!

(G@ttoGiallo) said...

Great pic, shot exactly from the right angle.

Laurent said...

Great shot.
Have a good day in Verona !

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Clueless in Boston said...

I like the nice low angle of the shot, it really adds to the impact of the photo.

I would guess that the ruts were made during construction, like lanes in a road to keep everyone in their own space.

AB said...

Nice shot. And seems so typically Italian -- history all around.

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Elisa Stocco said...

Very nice!!
Io e Michele ci abbiamo messo un picosecondo a capire che era l'Arco dei Gavi.

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