In St Peter’s The large structure in the middle under the dome is called a baldacchin and this on…

by David on December 31, 2011

In St Peter's The large structure in the middle under the dome is called a baldacchin and this one's by Bernini This was posted on Google+…

In the Vatican Museum

by David on December 31, 2011

In the Vatican Museum This was posted on Google+…

Bernini, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) Piazza Navona, Rome http://maps….

by David on December 31, 2011

Bernini, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers)Piazza Navona, Rome http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ll=41.898947,12.473179&spn=0.002735,0.006539&t=m&z=18&vpsrc=6 From 1651, representing the four major rivers of four continents – the Nile (Africa), the Danube (Europe), the Ganges (Asia), and the Plate (the Americas). This gentleman (…)

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St Peter’s Rome

by David on December 30, 2011

St Peter'sRome This was posted on Google+…

St Peter’s Rome

by David on December 30, 2011

St Peter'sRome This was posted on Google+…

Temple of Saturn The Forum, Rome Not much remains now – this is a side view looking up at the fro…

by David on December 30, 2011

Temple of SaturnThe Forum, Rome Not much remains now – this is a side view looking up at the front portico – and it dates from somewhere around the 3rd century AD, although the original dedication of the Altar goes (…)

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Constantine’s foot From the remnants of the colossal statue of Constantine in the Capitoline Museum

by David on December 29, 2011

Constantine's foot From the remnants of the colossal statue of Constantine in the Capitoline Museum This was posted on Google+…

Watching Battleship Potemkin for the first time. Should I be embarrassed that I’ve got to my age …

by David on December 29, 2011

Watching Battleship Potemkin for the first time. Should I be embarrassed that I've got to my age without seeing it? I know it well enough to get the references in other films: the shot in the eye, the pram bouncing (…)

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Arch of Constantine Rome, viewed from the Colosseum looking towards the Palatine. Erected to comm…

by David on December 28, 2011

Arch of Constantine Rome, viewed from the Colosseum looking towards the Palatine. Erected to commemorate Constantine's win over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge which consolidated his position as unchallenged emperor. Constantine went on to divide the empire between (…)

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Raphael, The School Of Athens (detail) Vatican Museum The two central figures are Plato (on the l…

by David on December 28, 2011

Raphael, The School Of Athens (detail)Vatican Museum The two central figures are Plato (on the left) and Aristotle (right). Plato points to the sky and Aristotle to the ground, as Plato was thought to be more concerned with the world (…)

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