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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Skywatch - The Victor Emmanuel II monument, Rome

Like many ancient architectures in Rome, The Victor Emmanuel II monument is one of the best preserved structures we've seen and it is located at Capitoline Hill. It commemorates the achievements of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoia, the Italian king who was successful with the unification of the country in 1870.

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The equestrian statue on the left represents King Victor Emmanuel II and on the right features the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas.


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While walking around, our eyes are attracted to these beautiful sculptures that frame the monument. I've no idea what they represent but they absolutely bring elegance to the surroundings and they look wonderful against the evening sky.

21 comments:

  1. "Altare della patria" is a wonderful monument, Life Ramblings. I like the composition of the first photo.

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  2. Interesting and informative post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Gorgeous monument/sculptures and such lovely skies for a backdrop! Wonderful captures for the day! Happy SWF! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. Impressing monument and lovely shots! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. Wonderful light and color, a beautiful pictures with a perfect shot. Very beautiful sculptures.

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  6. Love the beautiful sculptures. Happy weekend!

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  7. Hi there - I really like the birds in the first shot - it adds real depth to the picture.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  8. Golden & grand - such powerful looking sculptures. I love staring at these photos.

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  9. This is really lovely. I love how you captured the Italian flag in the first photo and I love those dramatic skies.

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  10. I've been there too, but i was not particularly looking at the sculptures but the buildings. I was alone in my tour there, and Capitoline Hill was almost the last during the day so already tired, and it was also hot that time, June too! And yes, i also love that first photo. I didn't even notice the flag, haha! Do you remember the big sculpture of the man at the cement wall, i even forgot who that is. But i love it.

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  11. Just as you've expressed Life Ramblings, so beautiful against the evening skies.

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  12. Rome is nice..I like to send u a postcard..pls email me yr home address.

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  13. I missed you this week at the photohunt, so I thought I'd pop in. I am so glad I did... Rome is such an exciting city.
    Your photos bring me smiles!

    Now, I hope you have a 'Zany' week
    :-)
    ~Sandi

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  14. Thanks for these excerpts! I remembered only the overall grandeur of the monument; but, there is beauty in the details. I love the last shot in particular. The camera angle you chose created a wonderfully dynamic image -- brava!

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