NF-SOOC Day 17: Arc de Germanicus, Saintes by vignouse

NF-SOOC Day 17: Arc de Germanicus, Saintes

Saintes is a Roman city and there are still lots of Roman artifacts and architecture to be seen - the most spectacular is this arch. It was built in 18-19 AD to mark the completion of the Via Appia connecting Saintes to Lyon. Saintes was a very important Roman city with a population in excess of 15000. Not too shabby for a 2000 year old construction!

This is for my annual NF-SOOC September challenge - you can read all about it here: https://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/42451/nf-sooc-september-2019

There are some slightly converging verticals but I was standing right on the edge of the quay so this is as good as it gets with a 50mm lens.
Rather splendid!
September 17th, 2019  
Wonderful
September 17th, 2019  
there is something that always makes me look twice seeing something so ancient juxtaposed to a modern convenience like a car
September 17th, 2019  
@brigette What gets me with this one is that Jesus was a young man when this was built and had yet to perform his first miracle - turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana.
September 17th, 2019  
Great capture this historical artifact with its stonework intact
September 17th, 2019  
Nice capture! Great for 200 years!!
September 17th, 2019  
Wonderful image,fav👌
September 18th, 2019  
Amazing it is still standing.
September 18th, 2019  
Wonderful framing, I want to go through the arch and down the alley
September 18th, 2019  
Great shot!
September 18th, 2019  
you truly have the eye for this
September 18th, 2019  
Marvelous arch
September 18th, 2019  
Lovely capture of the arches with some interesting historical details.
Katharine
September 18th, 2019  
A lovely ancient archway, great pov. Fav!! 😀
September 18th, 2019  
Those Romans knew how to fashion an arch.
September 18th, 2019  
love how that's put together now
September 19th, 2019  
The converging verticals are just fine. Avoidance of them is no more than a convention borrowed from painting when photography was in its infancy and wanting to be taken seriously as an art form. I'm a sucker for straightening them but doing so can create a disturbing effect because we are accustomed to seeing real verticals converging. I think you knew all this which is why you decided that it wasn't worth taking that step backwards! :-)
September 21st, 2019  
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