Tuesday, 7 February 2012

No helicopter stunts, just simple panoramic views of Rome

Yes, it is warm, mid September 2011 we want to take some shots of the city of Rome from the air. A helicopter is too expensive so we look for high buildings. Our first viewpoint is from the Monumento Vittorio Emanuelle II, a war museum and also the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Our second viewpoint is from the top of Castle Saint Angelo, from the movie Angels and Demons. On the pictures you see many famous monuments like: the Pantheon, the Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, the Forum Romana, Piazza Venezia and Monumento Vittorio Emanuelle II. Do you recognise them all?

Ja, het is heet, midden September 2011, we willen enkele foto’s nemen van Rome uit de lucht. Een helikoptervlucht is te duur en daarom kijken we uit naar hoge gebouwen. Onze eerste uitkijkpost is van op Monumento Vittorio Emanuelle II, een oorlogsmuseum en ook het Graf van de Onbekende Soldaat. Onze tweede plaats is bovenop kasteel Saint Angelo van de film “het Bernini mysterie”. Op de foto’s zie je enkele beroemde monumenten zoals: het Pantheon, de Sint Pieters Basiliek, het Colosseum, het Forum Romana, de Piazza Venezia en Monument Vittorio Emanuelle II. Herken je al deze gebouwen?.

Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
Sky views Rome
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17 comments:

  1. Über den Dächern von Rom.
    Wunderschöne Bilder!
    Liebe Grüsse
    Angela

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  2. Wonderful pictures, showing so much!!! I did recognize the Colosseum, there is so much to see here!

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  3. Wat een prachtige overzichtsopnames. Ziet er ook lekker warm uit op de een of andere manier. Dat is nu wel even heerlijk.
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  4. Wunderbare Fotos... ein herrlicher Blick über die Dächer von Rom...
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  5. Oh what wonderful pictures and such spectacular views. I have never been there but it is one of those places I really want to visit.

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  6. Love these views. In the photo before the last, I have never before noticed those amazing sculptings of the horses and chariots with an ?? angel?? driving. What is that building? Although I have been on the top of Castel Sant Angelo, never saw these. How incredible they are. Wonder who designed that. Fascinating that you have been to San francisco! I loved living there. Had a house across the Golden Gate in Sausalito which overlooked the bridge. Yes there was alot of fog, but even more impressive than the fog was the continual rain from oct to April. Every day, all day it seemed. Toured alcatraz the last time I was there and so enjoyed it. Was not available to tour when I lived there. How fortunate you are to be able to do so much traveling. Isn't it wonderful.

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  7. Great views! I never come back from Europe gaining any more weight than when I went over....despite all the great eating I do. Why? Because I climb EVERYTHING that I can while over there to get a great photo like you do!

    Kathy

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  8. Just incredible! Lovely shots thanks so much!

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  9. beautiful and rare photographs...
    thanks for taking efforts to bring these to us...

    congratulations for the nice work done...

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  10. Brilliant location where you shot these ...

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  11. Great bird's eye views of the ancient city. I could recognise some of the buildings but not all. You could help us out with captions.

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  12. I love this city! I was there on a winter, I better return on a sunny day as well (but NOT summer)...

    Lovely shots as always. Since when the copter ride became expensive for you? I bet that's cheaper than many of your meals! :=)

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  13. Your pictures are wonderful!They are all fabulous postcard!
    Léia

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  14. A city with so many old buildings is a strange sight to me. Our country is so "young".

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  15. Wat gaaf deze stad! Je hebt daar een heerlijk uitzicht!
    Groetjes Cristien.

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  16. I like the comment of Rojen:-))

    now to the article: great shots, glad to see that you did one of my TOP5 things in Rome&went up on the wedding cake (as the local like to call the Vittorio Emmanuele 2 monument)! I was there on my birthday in 2010...fantastic place, they dont have it for a long time...few years only, when I worked in Rome in 2002 there was no lift (and panorama-balcony opened to tourists) up in the air...

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  17. Wonderfull Roma-images!!
    Regards!

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