Category Archives: City Photography

The Pantheon – Rome, Italy

I like how some of the ancient architecture of Rome is tucked away, surrounded by buildings. You walk up a nondescript alley wondering at which turn you’ll see it and then there it is as the piazza opens up and presents its secret. The best approach has to be the one to the Trevi Fountain […]

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Column of Marcus Aurelius – Rome, Italy

The Column of Marcus Aurelius is a Roman victory column in Piazza Colonna, Rome, Italy. It is a Doric column featuring a spiral relief: it was built in honour of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius and modelled on Trajan’s Column. Well that is the brief history lesson. I wanted the column to appear taller than the […]

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Altar of the Fatherland – Rome, Italy

The Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) who was the first king of a unified Italy. It courted controversy due to its location and style. Just like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in […]

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Roman Forum – Rome, Italy

The Roman Forum is situated in the centre of the historical area of Rome. There are many buildings and remnants strewn around a large area as The Forum was the centre of Roman public life. The Arch of Septimius Severus is one of the virtually complete surviving architectures and is one of the focal points […]

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Piazza del Campidoglio – Rome, Italy

The Piazza del Campidoglio was designed by Michelangelo, built in 1538, and so is a must see purely because of the designer. The Cordonata steps leading up to this square are of interest due to the idea of the design, but nothing worthy of capturing. What is of more interest though is the alley to […]

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The Colosseum – Rome, Italy

I knew I would pass by The Colosseum as I made my way to the hotel, which was located in the historical area of Rome east of the Tiber. Imagine my dismay when I noticed all the scaffolding. It did not appear as if all the scaffolding was being used for repair work. Upon closer […]

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Travel Teaser – Italy

Italy should be on everyone’s list of places to visit. From it’s rich history and art to the high fashion and expensive tastes, there is something for everyone. For me, it was northern Italy and the architectural plenty of Rome and the beauty of Venice. I flew in to Rome and spent half of my […]

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The Gate – Dubai, UAE

The Gate is in the middle of the Dubai International Financial Centre, which also comprises of The Gate Precinct which are 4 low-rise buildings surrounding The Gate. Buildings in France come to my mind when I first saw this building in Dubai. I’ll have to “photoshop” out the cleaner later. This was a difficult shot […]

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Emirates Tower – Dubai, UAE

These twin towers have been inherited as an icon by Dubai. They are certainly a distinctive shape, whether they are captured in full colour, black and white, at night or in silhouette. I did get in trouble in this area, with security. A tale for another time.

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