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10 of the best: nature photographs.

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 08:45 am
@saab,
So true, so true.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 09:22 am
@vonny,
I visited "that" Hadrian's wall back in 1998. I'll try to find my photograph of it.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 09:40 am
@cicerone imposter,
Here's my pix.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/img017.jpg
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 09:47 am
@cicerone imposter,
Makes me homesick to see it! Born and bred up there - Hadrian's Wall (or the Roman Wall as it's known locally) - was a big part of my growing up. I rode horses around there, walked and camped in that countryside, and went on school trips to the wall and the nearby archaeological sites!
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 09:51 am
@vonny,
Hadrian must've been pretty important fellow. He's got his name tagged on many Roman construction around Europe. There's a "Hadrian's Gate" in Jordan that I visited many decades ago. I think it was in Jerash.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:04 am
@cicerone imposter,
This is probably my favorite building anywhere -

http://architecture.about.com/od/domes/ss/Pantheon-In-Rome.htm

The version we see was built by Hadrian.

Adds, the building lets in nature - it is a great place to be in with rain coming through the dome oculus down to the floor drain(s) below.
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:04 am
@cicerone imposter,
He was an interesting and influential emperor. He's known for his many building projects, Hadrianopolis (Adrianopolis) was named after him. He made public baths separate for men and women. He restored many buildings, including the pantheon, and moved Nero's colossus. When Hadrian traveled to other cities, he implement public works projects. Obviously, living close to the wall and the sites, he was the subject of a lot of our history studies at school.
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igm
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:10 am
@cicerone imposter,
Sorry ci, I just deleted my reply as I recognised your photo but didn't read your previous post which gave the location Embarrassed
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:24 am
@ossobuco,
I think on my very first visit to Rome, I had the opportunity to visit inside that building. I know I've taken pictures of it, but I doubt I'd be able to locate them.
My film picture archives are long gone.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:27 am
@cicerone imposter,
Here's my picture of Hadrian's Arch/Gate and the Forum at Jerash.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/img528.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:37 am
@ossobuco,
Not my photo (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3503/3791066623_68efa4f0bb_z.jpg?zz=1)

but I've been there when it was raining a little less strongly than this:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3503/3791066623_68efa4f0bb_z.jpg?zz=1
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 10:42 am
@ossobuco,
You know I'm crazy about Rome - and have been there off and on maybe twenty five days, and many of those days I detoured from wherever else I was walking to just check in at the Pantheon again, if only a few minutes. Not sure I would have done that so much if it was high tourist season, but I've missed all that. I've lots of photos, but none as clear as this one from flickr re the rain from the oculus.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 11:01 am
@ossobuco,
I find that dome amazing for its time, but the Romans built so many of these amazing structures that have stood the test of time.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 11:04 am
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4824776698_9a56afa3ff.jpg

Black and white pictures also brings out a very special atmosphere
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 11:20 am
@saab,
There are dramatic atmospheres to black and white pictures where the shades in between the pure white and black provides the proper balance of the scene.
In your photo, the tree stands out as the prime object, the what surrounds it has good balance.

Where will those paths lead us?
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 11:43 am
@cicerone imposter,
The Matterhorn at night -

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/548/cache/matterhorn-moonlit-night_54825_990x742.jpg
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:04 pm
@vonny,
Been up Stanserhorn mountain. Mr. Green
vonny
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:14 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Big sigh Mr. Green My travels outside of Europe have been via books and film - must be great to have been to so many places!
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:34 pm
@vonny,
I've been very fortunate to have traveled to over 190 countries - and some 87 unique ones. I did eight trips last year, and have traveled three times this year, with three more planned.
saab
 
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Reply Sun 12 May, 2013 01:45 pm
@vonny,
Sometimes the dream is gives you so much more than being there.
Just now I am reading Rachel Joyce Books : The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry"
It is a wonderful way to travel. I will look up the places where he walks .
He starts in Kingsbridge
http://www.toadhallcottages.co.uk/images/properties/large/wknowe_kingsbridge_estuary_at_high_tide.jpg
 

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