Sunday, September 13, 2009

Foro Ulpiano

The Forum ("foro" in Italian) was the public space in the middle of a Roman city. A gathering place of great social significance, it was often the scene of diverse activities, including political discussions, meetings, et cetera (wiki).

Times changed and our Foro Ulpiano, facing the courthouse, is now a car park.

As the Romans would say: o tempora, o mores!


amatamari© said...

Beautiful and unusual sight!

Frank said...

When I first looked at this photo I thought it was a miniature, a model of a street scene. Seriously. Very interesting and why it looks that way to me I don't know.