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Ostia Antica, Lazio

well preserved for centuries under a layer of silt from the Tiber, 2,000 year old Ostia Antica was once Rome's principal port...this is the House of the Fishmongers, with marble tables and a dolphin mosaic

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-200m - 1/320s f/9.0 at 18.0mm iso200 full exif

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PauloCGama08-Jul-2010 15:22
Impressive! Thanks for the explanation.
peterjay4515-Jun-2010 16:33
A lovely shot, David. Great to see this piece of history. V.
Colin Storey14-Jun-2010 10:37
Fantastic shot of this well preserved mosaic. v
Cindi Smith14-Jun-2010 02:45
Wow, they really knew how to do it. What a great find and image!
Marcia Colelli14-Jun-2010 01:37
Wonderful place, I was fascinated with it, nice capture and detail V
Peter Sussex13-Jun-2010 21:46
Nice, eye leading composition and love the mosaic. V
Mairéad13-Jun-2010 21:46
Beautiful light and shadows on these old stones - one of my favourite places in Rome. V
Walter O. Koenig13-Jun-2010 21:30
Very nice image to show so many details of this ruin. Lovely mosaic. "V"
Patricia Kay13-Jun-2010 20:50
Beautful details and textures David...BV
Jean-Luc Rollier13-Jun-2010 19:24
Magnifique mosaique David!Merci pour les explications.
JL Vote
an nguyen13-Jun-2010 18:58
Neat image.
Steve Morris13-Jun-2010 18:21
Lovely details in the mosaic David. "On a sacrificial animal you tread" - makes sense I suppose!!!BV
marie-jose wolff13-Jun-2010 18:11
very fine dolphin mosaïc! V
Jim Coffman13-Jun-2010 17:29
This place has seen a lot over the years! V
zyziza13-Jun-2010 17:28
wonderful trace of old times!
borisalex13-Jun-2010 17:15
Ancient light on this marvel! Coming back to you! BV.
Giancarlo Guzzardi13-Jun-2010 17:08
beautiful Roman "ruines"
bill friedlander13-Jun-2010 16:45
Wonderful time of day for photographing this scene. Nice balance of light and shadow, and excellent details in the mosaic. v
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