Reflecting Old Dreams || Reflejando Viejos Sueños (Castel Sant´Angelo, Roma. Italy). "I was thinking about all the things that I have not done, that I have not studied, that I have not started..." Leonardo.
"How many things you have done instead!" Francis I, king of France.
(Conversation attributed to both on the deathbed of Leonardo Da Vinci). Next to the bank of the Tiber river, the emperor Hadrian built his incredible mausoleum in the 2nd century. A building that years later would change its function and would become part of the Aurelian Walls. The powerful Rome, after centuries of military offensives, had already been forced to change its strategy, and had to defend itself against the numerous enemies that harassed the borders of the empire. A few years after the Western Roman Empire finally fell in the 5th century, the fortress became known as Castel Sant'Angelo, and became the Pope's refuge in case the Vatican were under threat.
In front of the building, the beautiful Ponte Sant'Angelo has served to connect it to the other side of the river since Hadrian´s time. Next to the entrances of the bridge, several stairs allow to go down to the river and, if the wind and the current of the Tiber allow it, to enjoy the reflection of both monuments in its waters.
Undoubtedly, one of my favorite views of Rome, and the last photograph I took before leaving the city in 2012. For 9 months I had captured many corners of Rome, I had taken thousands of photographs, but I will never forget the conversation with my friend Julián, who had photographed there with me so many times. Despite taking so many photos we were not satisfied, there was so much to photograph in the Eternal City, so much to learn to get better images. 7 years later some of those photos that have been old dreams have finally become reality, but there are so many more to get, so much to learn, so much to start, and so much to finish as well. #rome#roma#italy#italia#castelsantangelo#pontesantangelo#tevere
Here are some more images from that trip to Rome three years ago. I had just bought my first DSLR camera a coupe months before I shot these. Everything I knew about photography had come from a coupe YouTube tutorials and some “beginners guide” books. I quickly realized that making photographs was a lot more complicated than simply pressing that shutter button. Nonetheless, it quickly became one of my favorite hobbies. I ended up taking a couple photo classes in addition to my engineering coursework later that year, and I became hooked on the art of expressing perspectives. It felt as if I had a knack for it, and that it was an important skill for me to hone. Although I haven’t really been into it over the past year and a half, I plan to get into it heavy after I’m finished with school. I hope you like these stills that I redeveloped a few weeks back. Can’t wait to share more of this world with you. You really should get out and experience some of these places for yourself though.
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Мост Святого Ангела был построен примерно 2000 лет назад, как мост в Мавзолей Адриана (Замок Святого Ангела). А до XVI века был единственным мостом в Ватикан.
О том, что пережил мавзолей Адриана за 2000 лет и почему мост, как и замок, носит название Святого Ангела... О том, куда можно пойти с ребенком в Риме... О том, как построить маршрут по Риму, проходимый с детской коляской... Об этом и о многом другом, в нашей новой статье на сайте...
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