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UNESCO World Heritage Site #68: Historic Centre of Rome

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World Heritage Site #68: Historic Centre of Rome

World Heritage Site #68: Historic Centre of Rome

From the World Heritage inscription:

Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome.

The Historic Center of Rome is probably one of the most significant, historical, and impressive world heritage sites in the world. Like sites I’ve seen in Kyoto, Jerusalem or Angkor, there is a whole city of sites which could be world heritage sites on their own. The most significant and recognizable location in Rome is the Colosseum which was recently named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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  1. Great photo, especially with the sky streaming in the background. This is a place I’d love to visit. I’ve been to the Arenes in Nimes and got a real sense of history. I bet it would be even greater here.

  2. Cate says:

    Like this one, good wide angle here. I think you have a signature style with your clouds, whenever I see your pictures the clouds seem to draw the viewer into the picture as well as set the mood.

  3. Alex Berger says:

    The Colosseum is incredibly difficult to capture well, fantastic job.

  4. jessiev says:

    gary – excellent shot. one of the best photos i’ve seen of the colosseum, EVER! love the sky, and that guy’s big face on the construction/ad.

  5. Jason Nugent says:

    The coolest thing about this photo is the sky. Nicely captured.

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