Photo of the Day (06.29.08)

Check out this great night shot of the Roman Forum by stevenduke. The Forum is one of the more surreal places you’ll visit if you go to Rome, and I think stevenduke’s photo really captures that feeling. The Forum is known as the historic heart of this Italian city – a collection of aging marble monuments that once represented the political center of the world’s greatest empire. These same columns and stones that once echoed with the voices of great emperors and philosophers now stand silent – a magnificent yet mysterious reminder of what once was.

I get that same feeling of mystery when I look this photo. It looks like stevenduke used an extra long shutter to flood this night shot with some extra light, giving it a very dramatic yet lonely feeling to it. You almost feel as though the ghost of Augustus Caesar might be walking among the ruins below.

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