02 May 2006

Pyramid


An other big construction in Rome! The Pyramid Cestia
The Cestia Pyramid in Rome is a funerary monument dedicated to the member of the "College of the Septemviri", who probably died in 12 before Christ, Caio Cestio Epulone.The work, which well demonstrates what the fascination exercised by Egypt on the aristocratic classes of Rome after the conquest of 30 before Christ could be, is made of, in the carrying structure, of concrete externally covered by marble slabs.

8 comments:

Terra Vecchia said...

salute...

bon les pyramides a Rome heu la je crois que César retourne voir Cléopatre...

bon mardi...

Natalie said...

What an interesting shot. Is the curving distortion caused by your lense?
I love the blue sky with the fluffy white clouds.

Joe said...

yes I've used a fisheye for this shot

Carol said...

I like this picture and the fisheye lens really adds to it.

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Rodney said...

Nice shot! I like the wide angle. What street is this on?

Sam said...

Yes, I love that angle - it looks like it's in a mirror. Very cool!

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