Sunday 7 September 2003
Pix Of The Day: The Bridges Of The Eternal City
CREDITS: © Paolo Borgognone/Rome-CAM.com
When clicked, thumbnails popup enlarged versions of the images.
Yesterday's 'On This Day In 2002' feature, about Gallipoli by Paolo Borgognone from Rome-Cam.com, reminded us that we recently featured another Rome-CAM gallery about the Pons Aelius, or Ponte S. Angelo as it is known in modern times. Paolo's current gallery (content may have changed when you visit) is another Roman bridge, but this time from another age, and a different political environment. The Ponte Flaminio was begun in 1938, and reflects the Fascist aspirations and attitudes of the time. A comparison of the two bridges makes an interesting exercise. Those who like visual metaphors need look no further than Paolo's view northwards from the bridge, where the skeleton of another bridge, planned but abandoned, stands forlornly.
Rome's bridges, seen as a set of aerial photographs, make an interesting web visit. If your vertigo gives you a preference for a street level experience, then we recommend you accompany C. Anderson on a bicycle ride through the 'Eternal City'. The English language version web site SeekItaly.com has extensive photo galleries of Rome with a table of contents, which lists bridges as a sub section, though sadly Ponte Flaminio is not one of them. The Italian language site PhotoMarco.it has photo galleries for Roman antiquities, the city's bridges, and most enjoyably the statues on the Ponte S. Angelo by Bernini.
On This Day In 2002: The Derby Ram - Sat 7 Sep 2002
The ram is a significant symbol for the townsfolk of Derby, county town of Derbyshire, which is in the heart of England. Garth Newton, who took today's featured picture, is the webmaster of IlkCAM in the nearby town of Ilkeston. Garth has a page devoted to Derby Rams of one sort of another. Garth also ranges up the Erewash Valley and across the neighboring county of Nottingamshire. There are lots of pictures, a good archive section, and collections of special interest. Pay a visit to see this corner of England, and elsewhere when the CAM goes on holiday.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)