Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Perspectives

Torino as said many times was founded by Romans and in fact around 28 b.C. it was a military camp when Cæsar Augustus was the first and probably the most important of the Roman Emperors. Torino preserved the Romans Military Camps structure and actually its streets are each other parallels or perpendiculars. In this photo we see a very long street that change three time name: via Montebello, via San massimo, via Ormea.

Come detto più volte, Torino venne fondata dai Romani e infatti attorno al 28 a.C. era un accampamento militare quando Cesare Augusto era il primo e probabilmente il più importante degli Imperatori Romani. Torino mantenne la struttura degli Accampamenti Romani e ad oggi le sue strade son tra loro parallele o perpendicolari. In questa fotografia vediamo una via molto lunga che cambia tre volte nome: via Montebello, via San Massimo, via Ormea.
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10 comments:

Strangetastes said...

Fabrizio - this is a very interesting picture. It gives us a sense of the shape and scale of Torino. Where did you shoot it from?

Bob

Sunkyoung said...

It is amazing to see what Romans actually did in the past. It also reminds me of the very impressive heritage from Roman Empire Age, which has been preserved in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

richard said...

Ahh - the Romans. They new a thing or two. They new for example how to make a jug that didn't drip when you poured it. Nowadays we can put men on the moon, but some manufacturers still haven't learned this trick.

Agree with strangetastes - the vantage point is important here. Unless you have your own helicopter, we need to make do with what nature or man has provided for our photo viewpoints

(NB thanks for he comment on my blog and pointing out the bug - I'm still tweaking the software so this sort of feedback is appreciated)

Nikon said...

Your city's streets form a beautiful grid & you took this shot from a great angle.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I love the aerial view of Torino! It looks so organized and I'm surprised it was founded over 2000 years ago.

Sonia said...

Do you ever get good pictures, Fabrizio! Love to see your beautiful Torino!

lavinka said...

You have luck italians , mountains and sea in one place....

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

@ Strangetastes: I took it from Mole Antonelliana :-)

@ Lavinka: it's quite exact. Torino is 60 Km or so far from 2000mt mountains and about 140km from sea (Savona)

@ each of you: thank you very much indeed

isabella said...

Those clever Romans ;-)
With such an easy street grid, I can't get lost in Torino, can I?

lavinka said...

I have far and for sea and for mountains :(