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An Impressive View

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When I first took a shot of this building (from another angle) I thought it was one of the colleges of the university... Well (not for the first time!) I was wrong!!
Originally it was part of a Roman Forum - the two lowest levels (below ground) are the (almost intact) foundation structures and "catacombs" of the forum - and are still accessible - from inside the main building... Long years later the above ground structure was removed and a church plus a large and grand building "the Bishops Palace" was built... around 100 years ago it changed "life" again and became a museum - and a very fine one it is too - with structures and objects from Roman times up to the end of the 17th Century CE.

The guide says the following: "Situated next to the University, half way between the two cathedrals, and occupying a place that used to be the forum of Aeminium, the museum is an essential stop not only for the treasures it contains but also for the impressive views it offers" - I totally agree!

Dedicated to some folks who have birthdays this week::iconjoe-maccer: :iconblueanomis: :iconmikefshaw: And to some good friends who deserve a gift - they know why!! :iconalicesplace: :iconearth-hart: :iconapplemac12: :iconteaphotography: :iconbricksandstones: :iconddimitri16: :iconhermetic-wings: :iconhippievan57: :iconjacac: :icontrippy4u: :iconjennystokes: :iconlordljcornellphotos: :iconmep4photography: :iconmorningstarskid: :iconfoureyes:

My first shot... What a place to learn by Arte-de-Junqueiro
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:aww: Very beautiful! :heart:
:thanks: :tighthug:
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Thank you Simona - and nice to "see" you here with us again!! :heart:
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my pleasure :tighthug:

yes, I`ve been away for a very long time, but I hope I can be more active from now on :D
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Good news!! :hug:
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great
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Great capture Mal! :photo: 
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Thanks Carlos!! :thumbsup:
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My pleasure, Mal! :hug:
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So many treasures are still hidden. Good to hear that the catacombs are still accessible here.
An interesting story with a fantastic photo, dear Mel.
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It is a very interesting place - and I want to return later this year... :hug:
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Beautiful capture dear Mel :love: lovely place!
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Thanks Lucila - I love to visit this city... :heart:
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My pleasure dear Mel, :huggle: 
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oh what a view!!! What a photograph!!! What a building....I am totally agree with the Guide...it really offers a very impressive view.
And I am thanking you with all of my heart dear Bro...I am so happy because of remembering me also when you are dedicating your very extra ordinary shot to me also...
And wish you all the best...Please have a very nice day :D
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How could I not think of you when posting such a shot - trying to reach the quality of your works as well as the beauty of our surroundings!!
I am also sure that there are many majestic and impressive shots from Istanbul overlooking not just the city but also the Bosphorus... ;-)
Wishing you happy days ahead - and a great weekend!! :hug:
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It will be so meaningless, if I answer such a sincere comment after very long time. But if I did not answre the it will be impolite...
So thank you so much once again...And hope to talk you soon my dear Bro
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Superb picture, dear Mel!:heart:
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Thanks so much dear Sis - It was / is a fabulous place to be.... :hug:
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My pleasure and I would love to see this one day...:):hug:
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Let us hope for that day soon ;-) :hug:
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