Photographer's Note

Rome, Sweet Rome

This is my third photo from Rome. I posted the first two many, many years ago and they were scanned photos, taken when I visited Rome in May 2002 as a 16-year-old schoolboy with my school. Sixteen years later, I returned as a teacher with a group of 16-year-olds (and two colleagues), although the journey was pretty unexpected as I stepped in as a last-minute replacement for another colleague.

One of the two scanned photos was this one:, so you could consider this one a repost. It shows the Forum Romanum as seen from the Capitoline Hill. The Forum was the centre of Roman life for centuries and the heart of ancient Rome. The most important structures in this photo include: the church Santi Luca e Martina (the dome in the background), the Curia Julia, the ancient Senate house, built by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (right next to it, partly obscured from view), the Arch of Septimius Severus, a triumphal arch from 203 AD, the Temple of Saturn (right hand foreground), built in 497 BC and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, built in 79 AD (left hand foreground).

Here’s a link to the large version:

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 524/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-10-14 14:43
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 2183 k

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