Welcome to the 149th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!
Layers definitely got your creative juices flowing, as you put together some amazing posts! I’m somewhat partial to those that feature foods, as they all looked very delicious! There were also stunning landscapes and cute puppies and kittens! Going back through layers of time definitely made me think!
Thank you for all your effort and thought that you put into these amazing posts, as they were a pleasure to read and absorb!!
Here’s a trip back through the layers of time…
The Roman Forum is a stunning place to visit; as you traverse the Palatine hill and walk across the Forum, you walk through history. Few places on the planet are tied to history the way this location is.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
This week’s entries are kicked off by pensivity101 with some amazing layers that are sure to please!
Sarah brings us a wonderful layer in her post in By Sarah; after all, who can argue with a layer of puppies?
Kammie brings out some great layers in her post in Nut House Central; there’s one that’s my fave! Which is yours?
Nicole takes us to a stunning location with her post in Une Photo, un Poéme; and, of course, her photo is amazing!
Yinglan shares some more amazing photos in This is Another Story, which remind me to update my bucket list!
Xenia has another couple of awesome posts, the first of which is in whippetwisdom exploring the layers of the highlands with Eivor and Pearl. Her second post is in Tranature, watching the birds wade through layers!
In Junk Boat Travels, Jackie brings out the layers of gooey goodness that are nachos!
In her post in Light Motifs II, Paula focuses on a variety of layers ranging from clothing to hair that make up a layered blogger!
Na’ama examines the layers that takes us back in time in her poem in Na’ama Yehuda; truly interesting!
Maria’s wonderful photo in her blog KameraPromenader has layers all throughout and a stunning view!
In a wonderful post in A Midnight Rider, the seagulls may just be in the upper layer!
In a cool post in the 59 Club, we get to enjoy a gentle layer of snow in Georgia! It makes me smile, as it is snowing in New England while I’m writing this post; we expect 6-10 inches tonight.
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Peek. A bit of an interesting theme, as it allows us to take it into many directions.
As I mentioned yesterday, there are a couple of images that came to mind. Today’s image is also from this year’s trip to Italy and is probably one of my favorites. In this photo, we get to look across the ages at a location that has had a significant impact on Western civilization: the Roman Forum. Many political deals were made here, the fate of countries and people were decided and much intrigue played out!
Take a walk back into history…
Looking from ancient to more modern in the background, one can walk and explore many events in one locale.
Hope you enjoyed this look back and have a wonderful day!
As I’m off to Israel for a week for business (sorry no time for photography), I thought I’d prepare a couple of blog posts in advance. I’m flying Alitalia from Boston to Rome to Tel Aviv, so it’s only appropriate to have this post scheduled for the time that I spend about an hour and a half at the Leonardo da Vinci airport outside Roma.
This third installment of images is somewhat larger, but there are still more to come!
Flowers and the Basilica of Maxentius
Looking toward the Capitol
View toward Colosseum
Temple of Antonino and Faustina
View across Palatine toward Maxentius
Looking through and over the Basilica of Maxentius
The views in this set are across multiple directions of the Palatine Hill and capture some of the key elements that stand out. There is so much to see that we could have spent the entire day exploring.
We very much enjoyed our visit to the Forum in Roma. After all, the Forum was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city’s great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million sightseers yearly.
Many of the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city were located on or near the Forum. The Roman Kingdom’s earliest shrines and temples were located on the southeastern edge. These included the ancient former royal residence, the Regia (8th century BC), and the Temple of Vesta (7th century BC), as well as the surrounding complex of the Vestal Virgins, all of which were rebuilt after the rise of imperial Rome.
Here’s another installment of images from this amazing location…
One of the wonderful places that we visited in Italy were the Palatine Hill and Forum in Rome. Getting away from the overcrowded Colosseum, it was just amazing to take in the atmosphere and history that is represented by the Forum, where you can truly see the centuries and their most significant events during the days of the Roman republic and empire.
Welcome to Week 59 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Of course, there’s still some of la Bella Italia in my system for this week’s theme, as there was so much to see and experience during our short, 12 days on vacation. So, in keeping with the spirit of the antiquities, I’m giving you the challenge to photograph something that talks to the theme of Old!
In this challenge, feel free to approach it in any way you like, keeping in mind that Old is a very relative concept, so you could even go out with the old, or rely on Old Faithful! Have fun with this theme and show of your characteristic creativity!
Here’s something old that I came across….
The Palatine Hill and the Forum are amazing locations in Rome, which are well worth the experience. To me, they really gave a sense of going back in time, in a bit of a surreal fashion, and looking across the ages…
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
Very much looking forward to all of your great images! Should be a fun week!
Today, we went to visit the Eternal City, and got caught doing the obligatory stop of the Colosseum. When I say ‘got caught’, that is almost literal, as before you even get out of the subway station by the Colosseum, you get accosted by people trying to sell you tours of the iconic landmark. On this non-high-season day, it was still a mob scene outside this building.
To me, the Colosseum was rather underwhelming, as it is filled with too many tour groups and not enough space to actually appreciate the building itself; the restoration is not exactly spot on in getting you the feel of what it may have been like during the days of its operation. That was the mediocre part of the day…
Looking up to the Streets
Inside the Underbelly
View across the Colosseum
Toward St. Francisca
Beauty among Ruins
View across Forum
Then there’s the Palatine Hill and Forum, which is part of the same tour ticket as the Colosseum; hint: go to the Palatine Hill box office, as the lines are much shorter and buy your ticket there. Wandering through this area gives you a good impression of what it may have been like during the heyday of the Roman regime, whether republic or empre. There are fantastic views and interesting discoveries. Because of its size, you don’t feel overrun by tour groups and masses of people, as you do across the street.
Bonus discovery: if you take a wrong turn toward the Palatine Hill, don’t just turn back, but continue into the church of Saint Francisca, which is impressive and usually devoid of people.